Tag: Medical Care Programs Administration

DeVore tells Joint Audit Committee he’s been fixing problems

Outgoing Juvenile Services Secretary Donald DeVore told the legislature’s Joint Audit Committee Tuesday that when he received the findings of a scathing audit that exposed a host of large problems with record-keeping, financial management, contracts, monitoring and personnel in his department, he didn’t get defensive.

Instead, DeVore got to work.

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Medical benefits administration needs better controls to protect against fraud, audit finds

Widespread lack of accountability may have led to millions of dollars wasted by the Medical Care Programs Administration of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, an audit released Monday found.

The medical administration spent $6.8 billion to provide low-income residents with health care benefits like Medicaid in the last fiscal year. The General Assembly’s Joint Audit Committee will review the audit this afternoon (Tuesday).

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Legislators to review audits critical of Medicaid, disabilities payments

Substantial problems with payments, controls and other monitoring by the state’s huge Medicaid health insurance program will get an airing Tuesday by the General Assembly’s Joint Audit Committee.

Legislative auditors found major issues with the use of an outdated computer system at the Medical Care Programs Administration. The system is set to be replaced within the next two years, but is not equipped to handle the huge loads of claims that now come before the agency.

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