Trouble at Lake Grove and the Lessons for Nonprofit Schools

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Robert Lewis, WNYC investigative reporter, discusses his reporting on allegations of financial mismanagement and abuse at two nonprofit, special education schools run by the Lake Grove School Network -- both of which are almost entirely funded with taxpayer money.


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This sounds just like NY's OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities), where tons of abuse has been reported but brushed under the carpet thanks to the unions - articles by Danny Hakim in NY Times - and where "New York's state-run institutions for the mentally disabled are billing the Medicaid program nearly $2 million per patient a year—a rate that goes far beyond the cost of caring for the patients and is attracting the scrutiny of federal regulators.

The state spends $700 million a year to house about 1,400 disabled people in the facilities. But it bills Medicaid more than three times that amount.

By taking advantage of federal matching funds, the state pockets approximately $1 billion extra every year—and uses it to subsidize other areas of the budget."

May. 01 2013 11:40 AM

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