main content starts hereReporting Fraud & Abuse

Early detection is the best defense against fraud and abuse

Have you been a witness to fraud or abuse within the Mohonasen Central School District? If so, we encourage you to call the New York State Comptroller’s Office toll-free fraud and abuse hotline at 1-888-OSC-4555 (1-888-672-4555) or log on to http://osc.state.ny.us/investigations.

The Office of the New York State Comptroller provides a confidential and anonymous reporting system to help organizations comply with government mandates and build ethical workplace environments.

By calling or logging on to http://osc.state.ny.us/investigations, school employees and community members can report fraud and abuse confidentially and anonymously. The hotline is staffed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by experienced investigators from the Investigations Unit of the Legal Services Division of the Office of the State Comptroller.

Once a complaint is received, the Investigations Unit may:

  • Conduct a preliminary investigation;
  • Open a full investigation;
  • Refer the complaint to the proper agency or authority; or
  • Close the case.

Managing fraud, workplace abuses, and other ethical issues in today’s workplace is highly important. The Mohonasen Central School District is committed to identifying and resolving fraud and abuse in an efficient and effective manner and enhancing the overall awareness of accountability for taxpayers’ money.

For more information, please contact the Office of the State Comptroller or any member of the Mohonasen Board of Education.

Reporting Medicaid fraud and abuse

The Mohonasen Central School District has in place a Medicaid compliance program for the following purpose:

  • Comply with all local, state and federal laws and regulations;
  • Require and promote ethical standards of conduct in conjunction with Board Policy #6110, School District Code of Ethics for Board Members and All District Personnel; and
  • Establish systemic checks and balances to detect and prevent inaccurate billing and inappropriate practices in the Medicaid program within the District.

All employees and independent contractors are charged with the responsibility to report all suspected incidents of Medicaid abuse or fraudulent activity to the District Medicaid Compliance Officer who can be contacted in the following manner:

1) By phone at 518.356.8221
2) By e-mail at kempie@mohonasen.org
3) By fax to 518.356.8247
4) In person at the District Offices, Mohonasen Central School District, 2072 Curry Road, Schenectady, New York 12303
5) By U.S mail or express mail delivery to the address listed in #4