State Auditor Finds Taxpayer Waste at OMMISS!!!!
New State Auditor report investigates the Office of Medicaid Management Information Systems Services (OMMISS) within the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
With DHHS’ emphasis on detecting health care providers’ fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA) across the state, it seems ironic that its own agency is deemed guilty of wastefulness by our State Auditor. What’s that about glass houses……??
What exactly does OMMISS do? Well, for one, OMMISS works with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) regarding NCTracks. We all know how wonderfully NCTracks has operated since inception….See blog. And blog.
State Auditor Beth Wood finds:
At least $1.6 million wasted through excessive wages and commissions, unjustified overtime, and
holiday pay to ineligible employees
OMMISS Director engaged in or allowed nepotism
OMMISS Director received unauthorized compensatory time that may result in inflated retirement
Reports to General Assembly omitted at least $260,000 of overtime and compensatory time
Lack of adequate oversight of OMMISS despite findings in prior audit reports
Posted on May 13, 2015, in "Single State Agency", Accountability, Administrative Costs, Beth Wood, Computer Sciences Corporation, CSC, General Assembly, Health Care Providers and Services, Medicaid, Medicaid Advocate, Medicaid Attorney, Medicaid Audits, Medicaid Providers, Medicaid Spending, Medicare and Medicaid Provider Audits, NC, NC DHHS, NCTrack Glitches, NCTracks, NCTracks Billing Issues, North Carolina, OMMISS, Performance audit, State Auditor Report, Tax Dollars, Taxes, Taxpayers and tagged Accountability, Beth Wood, Class Action NCTracks, Computer Sciences Corporation, CSC, Division of Medical Assistance, DMA, Fraud, fraud waste abuse, General Assembly, Health care provider, Health Care Providers and Services, Lack of Supervision, Medicaid, Medicaid Audits, NC DHHS, NC State Auditor, NCTracks, NCTracks Lawsuit, New State Auditor, North Carolina, Office of Medicaid Management Information Systems Services, OMMISS, OMMISS Director, State Auditor, waste and abuse. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
When a private company is audited and discrepancies are found, there are definite and sometimes drastic consequences. What, if anything, will be the outcome of this audit?
That is precisely my point.