HUD’s Office of Residential Care Facilities Did Not Always Have and Use Financial Information to Adequately Assess and Monitor Nursing Homes
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) monitoring of the financial performance of Section 232 nursing homes based on the size of their program, the inherent risks in the program, the length of time since our last audit, and the inclusion of this review in the annual audit plan. Our audit objective was to determine whether HUD had sufficient financial information and used this information to adequately...
Septiembre 17, 2018
The Middlesex Health Care Center, Middletown, CT, Was Not Always Operated According to Its Regulatory Agreement and HUD Requirements
We audited the Federal Housing Administration-insured nursing home, Middlesex Health Care Center in Middletown, CT, because we identified profitability and solvency issues during ongoing work with the Section 232 program. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) identified the project as potentially troubled as of November 2017. Our audit objective was to determine whether the project was operated...
Junio 29, 2018
Very low REAC scores are not prevalent across ORCF’s portfolio. The majority of RCFs that received a REAC score scored at least 80 on their last inspection, and more than three quarters scored at least 60. Despite the small percentage of RCFs that scored below 31, we noticed an overall decline in REAC inspection scores across ORCF’s portfolio from 2000 to 2016. REAC has adopted an inspection process that applies uniformly to all...
Septiembre 15, 2017
Health Concepts Ltd’s., Providence, RI Service Charges at FHA-Insured Nursing Homes Did Not Always Comply With Management Agreements.
We audited Health Concepts Ltd., a management agent that administers six Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured nursing homes. We conducted this audit based on our review of the Pine Grove Health Center. The review found that Pine Grove’s owners paid salaries for onsite staff that were covered under the management agreement and charged for services that should have been included in the management fee. Our objectives for this...
Abril 21, 2017
This report is for informational purposes only and does not represent an OIG perspective or position. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act was designed to bring an orderly and systematic means of Federal disaster assistance for State and local governments to carry out their responsibilities to aid citizens. Although, State and local governments may carry out their responsibilities in an orderly and...
Abril 10, 2017
Folts, Inc., Herkimer, NY Did Not Administer the Folts Adult Home and Folts Home Projects in Accordance With Their Regulatory Agreements
We audited Folts, Inc.’s management of the Folts Adult Home and Folts Home projects to address our concern with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-assisted health care facilities. We selected this auditee as the result of a risk assessment of nursing homes located in New York State, which considered HUD’s risk indicators and factors such as loan default; internal control issues; and financial statements not being...
Septiembre 29, 2016
The Office of Hospital Facilities (OHF) provides mortgage insurance for acute care hospitals. The insurance it provides reduces risk to lenders and lowers borrowing costs for hospitals. As of May 2016, the unpaid principal balance for its 105 insured mortgages was approximately $7 billion. OHF collects and generates many records to support its mission. These records include application materials, internal reports, and correspondence...
Septiembre 29, 2016
We audited Morris Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center based on a risk assessment we performed on nursing homes located in New York and New Jersey. Morris Park has a Section 232 HUD-insured loan in the amount of $7.4 million. The objective of the audit was to determine whether Morris Park officials managed funds in compliance with the regulatory agreement and applicable HUD requirements. Morris Park officials generally managed...
Septiembre 30, 2015
Belle Maison Nursing Home, Hammond, LA, Generally Complied With the Owner and Operator Regulatory Agreements and HUD Requirements for Its Section 232 Loan
As part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General’s annual audit plan, we audited the Belle Maison Nursing Home. We selected the facility for review based on a risk analysis. Our objective was to determine whether the facility complied with the executed owner and operator regulatory agreements and HUD requirements. The facility generally complied with the terms of the owner and...
Septiembre 23, 2015
HUD Generally Established Controls Over the Section 242 Program but Used an Outdated Handbook, and Its Guidance Had Not Been Cleared Through HUD’s Directives System
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General reviewed HUD’s Section 242 Mortgage Insurance for Hospitals program to determine whether HUD established controls to approve and administer projects under the Section 242 program and whether HUD used an updated handbook to administer its Section 242 program and used and provided to program participants written guidance that had been approved through...
Abril 10, 2012