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Montana County to Repay State for Overcharging Health and Dependency Services Without Proper Documentation

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BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — The Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners has agreed to repay the state $42,000 that state officials say they made in overpayments to the county-run chemical dependency center.

The Montana Standard reports in a story published Saturday that the council agreed on the repayment at a meeting earlier this month.

State auditors say a check of 114 client records pulled for testing found five clients didn’t have files and 10 didn’t have case notes for services received

The audit also found problems with the length of sessions that were billed, and that seven clients had Medicaid but the state paid for services.

Budget and Finance Director Jeff Amerman says the county will make the payment using cash reserves.

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