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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:36 AM

Focusing on accountability, DePasquale announces surprise audits of Medicaid contractors

State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Wednesday that his office is launching what are, effectively, surprise audits of a half-dozen contractors hired to provide services to seniors and people with intellectual disabilities.

The “targeted” audits are intended to make sure the state is getting the most bang for its Medicaid buck, DePasquale said during a state Capitol news conference Wednesday.

“Taxpayers pay billions of dollars a year for the medical and human services that are provided by vendors hired by the [state] Department of Human Services,” DePasquale said in a statement issued by his office. “I will make sure the services being billed to the state are actually delivered to the patients.”

DePasquale’s news conference came just about a week after Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a fellow Democrat, released the results of a grand jury report recommending ways to reduce fraud in Pennsylvania’s $33 billion Medicaid program.

Read more: https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/focusing-on-accountability-depasquale-announces-surprise-audits-of-medicaid-contractors/

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