Tag Archives: Audits

Oregon DHS to handle key Medicaid tasks

Move follows criticism of health agency. The Oregon Health Authority will soon hand over responsibility for determining Medicaid eligibility and enrolling people into the program to the state Department of Human Services. Source: Oregon DHS to handle key Medicaid tasks; Move follows criticism of health agency

Rep. Greg Barreto Speaks Out on Medicaid Re-determination Failure

Last week, an Audit Alert was released from the Secretary of State’s office shedding light on some 115,000 Medicaid recipients who may not have been eligible for the benefits they received due to a pause in redetermination checks. Source: Rep. Greg Barreto Speaks Out on Medicaid Re-determination Failure | The Lund Report

Millions spent for benefits to ineligible recipients — Guest Opinion

No matter what part of the state I’ve traveled to or who I’ve spoken with, one thing is clear: Oregonians want increased accountability for how their tax dollars are spent. While I believe we can all agree state resources should fund key programs like education and healthcare, it’s critical every dollar be spent in an […]
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Oregon’s Medicaid Computers Work Well, But Human Error Remains

Oregon’s two computer systems that determine Medicaid eligibility and send payments to health care providers are functioning correctly, according to an audit released by the Secretary of State’s office on Wednesday morning. Source: Oregon’s Medicaid Computers Work Well, But Human Error Remains

Audit: Oregon properly screens for Medicaid

Problems with manual input remain An audit by the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office released Wednesday found the state accurately determines Medicaid eligibility, enrolls people into the program and makes payments on their behalf. At the same time, the audit came across information that hadn’t been entered into the Oregon Health Authority’s enrollment system correctly […]
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Health Authority estimates 32,000 Medicaid recipients could be ineligible

Oregon Health Authority officials told a legislative committee Tuesday that the agency might have provided Medicaid benefits to some 32,000 people who no longer qualified for them. Source: Health Authority estimates 32,000 Medicaid recipients could be ineligible | OregonLive.com

Audit: Oregon’s Medicaid computer systems work well, but human errors remain

Oregon’s two computer systems that determine Medicaid eligibility and send payments to health care providers are functioning correctly, according to an audit released by the Secretary of State’s office on Wednesday morning. Source: Audit: Oregon’s Medicaid computer systems work well, but human errors remain | OregonLive.com

Portland Water | Medicaid Eligibility – OPB’s Think Out Loud

State regulators have revoked a key exemption that let Portland deliver its water without treating for a potentially deadly parasite. Portland Commissioner Nick Fish tells us what that means for the city’s water supply. The Oregon Health Authority is responding to a recent assessment from the Secretary of State that it’s spending millions on people who […]
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Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson slammed for inaccurate Medicaid audit alert

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and members of a legislative budget-writing committee slammed Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Tuesday morning for issuing an “audit alert” containing information they say Richardson should have known was inaccurate. Source: Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson slammed for inaccurate Medicaid audit alert

Oregon’s failure to justify all Medicaid spending: Editorial

It was during the administration of former Gov. John Kitzhaber that Oregon became something of a health care darling in Washington, D.C. The state’s effort to transform the delivery of medical services through cost-conscious Coordinated Care Organizations to an expanded Medicaid population held the promise of reduced medical spending in Oregon and, potentially, the nation. […]
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