Auditors: State Medicaid fraud investigations poorly managed,… | www.mystatesman.com

The government agency charged with rooting out medical fraud and waste is poorly managed, occasionally is unfair to those it investigates and has failed to do an effective job identifying and recovering money lost to medical fraud, according to a critical report released Friday by state auditors.

The assessment by the Sunset Advisory Commission, charged with reviewing the performance of state agencies, blasted the Health and Human Service Commission’s Office of Inspector General for taking years to close its investigations into medical providers, failing to distinguish between serious misconduct and minor transgressions, and misusing its powerful authority to withhold government payments from providers as unfair leverage to compel financial settlements.

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