Auditor General DePasquale Protecting Seniors, People with Disabilities, Taxpayers by Auditing Medicaid Service Providers

Pennsylvania

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Enforcement

~~“Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said he is launching six audits to ensure Medicaid patients receive the services for which the state pays direct care providers. Services for seniors and people with intellectual disabilities will be the focus of the audits.

“Taxpayers pay billions of dollars a year for the medical and human services that are provided by vendors hired by the Department of Human Services,” DePasquale said. “As Pennsylvania’s chief fiscal watchdog, I will make sure that services being billed to the state are actually delivered to patients.”

The special financial audits were authorized under Act 42 of 2018, which received bipartisan support in the General Assembly as part of the current state budget.

“I will focus on holding vendors accountable for every last Medicaid dollar they bill to the state,” DePasquale said. “Taxpayers have a right to know that the good money they invest in helping our most vulnerable neighbors is being used effectively and efficiently.”

Systems: 
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Other: 
  • Pennsylvania State Auditor General
Date Enacted: 
04/24/2019
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