Kewaunee County's settlement of overpayments to the county Human Services Department from the state and federal governments will not impact the 2019 budget. A state Department of Health Services audit found that claims submitted for services by Kewaunee County lacked the proper signatures that needed to be filed within an allowable time frame. The state audit found the county received a nearly $157,000 overpayment. This week the Kewaunee County Board agreed to a settlement of nearly $118,000 to the state and federal governments. County Administrator Scott Feldt says the 2019 budget will not have to be reworked to cover the repayment.
The settlement was for claims filed in 2015 and 2016. The settlement won't be final until an audit of claims from September of this year until March of 2019 has been finished.