(a) in conducting an initial overpayment audit, the department or an auditor may not
use statistical sampling extrapolation for automated reviews and may not rely on extrapolation
to determine or support the amount of an overpayment determination; and
(b) an overpayment determination must be based on and supported by evidence of an
overpayment for each claim.
(2) In an overpayment audit of a high-risk provider or a followup audit of any provider,
the department or an auditor may use statistical sampling extrapolation for an automated
review or may rely on extrapolation to determine or support the amount of an overpayment
(3) The department or an auditor may use data analysis techniques to identify claims
that are most likely to contain overpayments for purposes of selecting providers or
claims for overpayment audits.
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