An audit of the Attorney General’s Office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit finds internal controls, procedures, and the keeping of records must be improved.
According to the audit there is no initial record of the receipt of monies, a summary of accrued costs is not maintained, and written collection procedures have not been established. The audit states that by not adequately monitoring accrued costs the costs could remain uncollected, resulting in lost revenue to the state and the federal governments.
In addition, the audit concludes the Unit does not have one comprehensive database to account for all referrals received. Currently, three separate databases are used and they are not linked to each other.