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Accounting and Auditing
State improves collection of federal funds
State improves collection of federal funds

State auditors on Tuesday commended Maryland's Developmental Disabilities Administration for correcting years of recurring spending problems and said the agency had made "substantial progress" in collecting federal reimbursements more quickly. The Office of Legislative Audits found in 2013 that the disabilities agency had failed to file timely requests on 11 percent of $789 million in federal reimbursements for providing services to about 24,000 disabled Marylanders. Because of the untimely process, the state lost out on $262,000 in interest on the late-arriving federal money. A recent review found the agency was late on 5 percent of reimbursement requests, costing the...