The Pueblo Chieftain reports:
The state Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has failed to implement 51 audit recommendations that it agreed to accept during the past two years, auditors told a panel of lawmakers Thursday.
Most serious, auditors said, are failure to properly document proof thatrecipients are eligible for the program and deficiencies in record-keeping that assures health care providers are approved to treat Medicaid patients.
Some lawmakers who attended the joint meeting of the House and Senate health committees expressed outrage that the practices recommended to remedy problems were delayed, in some cases multiple times.
“As a taxpayer, it’s kind of insulting,” said Sen. Joyce Foster, D-Denver. “I am so frustrated with this kind of bureaucracy. I guess that’s what leads to people concerned about big government.”
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