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HHS moves to improve accuracy of AFDC administrative cost allocation

United States. General Accounting Office

HHS moves to improve accuracy of AFDC administrative cost allocation

increased oversight needed : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight, House Committee on Ways and Means

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Dept. of Health and Human Services,
  • Child welfare -- United States,
  • Federal aid to child welfare -- United States

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    Other titlesH.H.S. moves to improve accuracy of AFDC administrative cost allocation
    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States
    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Oversight
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 38 p. ;
    Number of Pages38
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14898575M

    C. Facilities and Administrative Cost Activities The following F&A costs and attendant allocation bases will govern the university's cost allocation process under the long form method of calculating facilities and administrative cost rates. 1. Depreciation a. Buildings (1) Buildings consist of permanent structures used for shelter of persons. COST ALLOCATION PLAN The purpose of this cost allocation plan is to summarize, in writing, the methods and procedures that this organization will use to allocate administrative costs to various programs, grants, contracts and agreements. Direct costs are those that can be identified specifically with a particular final cost objective.

    » CMS: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the HHS entity that administers Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP. CMS also provides federal oversight and direction for exchanges.» Cost allocation principles: Rules for apportioning among multiple programs costs that benefit more than one program. Bremerton Overhead Cost Allocation Memo () - Recommendations from the city auditor on how to improve the city's cost allocation process; Monroe Cost Allocation Plan () - Short, three-page cost allocation plan, changes city’s cost allocation method from estimated costs to a two-year "look back" method. Includes adopting resolution.

    reconciled with “allowable costs” which were defined in regulation and policy. Medicare’s hospital costs under this payment system increased dramatically; between and , costs rose from $3 billion to $37 billion annually.1 In , Congress mandated the creation of a prospective payment system (PPS) to control costs. THE ALLOCATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSE BY LINES FOR CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANIES BY R. S. HULL It is an astonishing fact in the light of present day knowledge, that the industrial development of this and other countries should have progressed so long, without producing until com- paratively recently a science of cost accounting. Today an.


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HHS moves to improve accuracy of AFDC administrative cost allocation by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for ensuring that state cost-allocation plans, upon which federal financial participation in administrative costs for the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program are based, accurately reflect the federal reimbursable share of principle oversight agencies of HHS are not adequately reviewing, analyzing, and.

Get this from a library. HHS moves to improve accuracy of AFDC administrative cost allocation: increased oversight needed: report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight, House Committee on Ways and Means. [United States. General Accounting Office.; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means.

Subcommittee on Oversight.]. HHS MOVES TO IMPROVE ACCURACY OF AFDC ADMINISTRATIVE COST ALLOCATION: INCREASED OVER- SIGHT NEEDED DIGEST,,The Department of Health and Human Services L (HHS) is responsible for assuring that State cost-allocation plans, upon which Federal fi- nancial participation in administrative costs.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL'S REPORT HHS MOVES TO IMPROVE ACCURACY TO THE CHAIRMAN, SUBCOMMITTEE OF AFDC ADMINISTRATIVE COST ON OVERSIGHT, HOUSE WAYS AND ALLOCATION: INCREASED OVER-MEANS COMMITTEE SIGHT NEEDED DIGEST The Department of Health and Human Services (HIiS) is responsible for assuring that State coat-allocation plans, upon.

This Cost Allocation Methodology (CAM) Toolkit is made available to federal, state, and local agencies through a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE); the U.S.

Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS); and. The Program Support Center (PSC), a component of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (ASAM), U.S.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides a wide-range of administrative and logistical support services to HHS and other Federal agencies on a fee-for-service basis. This Cost Allocation Guide for State and Local Governments is based on the authority included in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A, Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments and Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).

allowability of costs, activities, selected items of cost, allowed expenses, fringe benefits Allowability of Costs/Activities. The governing cost principles The government-wide principles, issued by OMB (or, in the case of commercial organizations, the Federal Acquisition Regulation [48 CFR 21], or, in the case of hospitals, 45 Appendix IX, "Principles For Determining Costs.

reduce all programs’ administrative costs over the long run, and deliver better results for consistent with OMB Circular A cost allocation principles and related HHS guidance, including Guidance for Exchange and not be used to improve systems or processes solely related to Medicaid.

Beginning in fiscal yearthe cost of certifying AFDC households for food stamps is shown in the food stamp program’s appropriation under the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Administrative costs include: Work Program, ADP, FAMIS, Fraud Control, Child Care administration (through ), SAVE and other State and local administrative.

Office of Research, CU F&A Cost Allocation Policy - REV Page 1 of 3. Facilities and Administrative Cost Allocation Policy. Background on Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs.

Previously known as indirect cost, F&A cost is the University’s recovery for overhead and other indirect expenses associated with managing sponsored projects. OVERHEAD, GENERAL, AND ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS INTRODUCTION Much of the attention to improvements in the factory goes to the most obvious source of cost, the actual production process, which includes manufacturing labor and purchased materials and parts.

But direct manufacturing makes up only part of total weapons sys-tem cost. COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY LONG-FORM FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE COST RATE PROPOSALS I. INTRODUCTION This best practices manual (the manual) was developed to assist Division of Cost Allocation (DCA) staff in reviewing and analyzing College and University Facilities and Administrative (F&A) cost rate proposals prepared using the long-form format.

Question: Managers at companies such as Hewlett-Packard often look for better ways to figure out the cost of their Hewlett-Packard produces printers, the company has three possible methods that can be used to allocate overhead costs to products—plantwide allocation, department allocation, and activity-based allocation (called activity-based costing).

Regardless of the cost allocation methodologies used, all agency’s cost allocation procedures shall demonstrate the following characteristics: • Information—It shall provide the appropriate accounting information • Timeliness—It must produce program cost data on a timely basis.

share of campus facilities costs based on the space used by administrative units. Cost allocation bases vary, e.g.: – Space related costs are allocated to buildings and then to units on the basis of assigned square footage, then to function (if necessary) by a space survey or salaries and wages.

Some indirect costs obviously belong to one specific primary pool. For example, the salary of a manufacturing manager would logically be charged as part of a manufacturing overhead pool.

The company president's salary would be part of the general and administrative cost pool. These costs therefore would appear only in the appropriate primary pool. costs.

Understanding how to allocate indirect and administrative costs to programs or overhead can be confusing. The table on the next page illustrates the ways line item expenses can be allocated. It is intended to be used as a guide.

We encourage grantees to use it as they consider the full cost of delivering high quality, effective programs. Cost Allocation Planning Summary (cont.) Develop allocation methods based on actual agency operations Periodically review for accuracy and consistency Update cost allocation plans as plans change Cost Allocation Red Flags Different cost categories allocated the same way HS/EHS program charged disproportionately or in.

Where grant recipients work on multiple grant programs or cost activities, documentation must support a reasonable allocation or distribution of costs among specific activities or cost objectives.

In cases where two or more grants constitute one identified activity or program, salary charges to one grant may be allowable after written. § Program administrative costs. Payment of reasonable administrative costs and carrying charges related to the planning and execution of community development activities assisted in whole or in part with funds provided under this part and, where applicable, housing.

Using a basis for allocation, costs are spread to each business unit or cost center that incurred the cost based on their proportional share of the cost. For example, if headcount forms the basis of allocation for insurance costs, and there are total employees, then a department with employees would be allocated 10% of the insurance costs.Controller’s Office/City Services Auditor 27 6/7/05 Indirect Costs vs.

Direct Costs (Example Agency Y: Direct Method) Travel 2, 0 Total 4, 2, 25, 0 Supplies 2, 0 Rent 4, 0 Salaries 2, 1, 15, 0 Administration Fundraising Program Common Allocation base = direct cost.