From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms
Improper Payments in State-Administered Programs: Medicaid
Payments returned to the government that were made in error. They are credited to the appropriation originally charged. Either (1) the return of money that the government improperly collected or collected in excess of the amount owed (for example, refund is money owed to taxpayers by the government when their total tax payments are greater than their total tax) or (2) money returned as an appropriation by outside sources for payments that the government made in error, overpayments, or adjustment for previous amounts disbursed. (See also Offsetting Collections.)
- Unclaimed Money from the Government – USA.gov
- Improper payments – PaymentAccuracy.gov
- “Recent Efforts to Address Improper Payments and Remaining Challenges,” GAO Testimony GAO-11-575T, April 15, 2011 (15-page PDF )
- “Increasing Efforts to Recapture Improper Payments by Intensifying and Expanding Payment Recapture Audits,” OMB Memo M-11-04, November 16, 2010 (10-page PDF )
- “Government made $125B in improper payments last year,” by Ed O’Keefe, The Washington Post, November 16, 2010
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