Audit: Highmark received $96k in overpayments from Pennsylvania county

Pennsylvania's Franklin County overpaid Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield by $96,000, according to a county controller audit.

The overpayment occurred between January 2016 and July 2016. The audit found the county was billed for 26 employees who no longer worked for the county. Another 12 employees were on the invoice for coverage different than coverage indicated on supporting documentation, and two employees were doubled listed on Highmark's invoice as employees and retirees.     

The county controller recommended Franklin County request that Highmark credit the overpayments. In addition, the county controller said the county should shift to electronic monthly billings to develop a more automated method for verifying the monthly invoice against county records.  

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