FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The state has released findings from an
audit that shows Passport Health Plan has made "significant
improvements" in internal controls and financial record-keeping.
Health and Family Services Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes said
her agency also has stepped up oversight over Passport, a managed
care group that provides services to some 180,000 Medicaid
recipients in the Louisville area.
Gov. Steve Beshear had ordered a review after the state
auditor's office found a lack of internal controls as well as
excessive spending and conflicts of interest by former Passport
Passport appointed a new board chairman and chief executive
officer, eliminated lobbying contracts and hired a chief compliance
officer and an internal auditor.
Despite the improvements, auditors still raised some issues,
including that Passport didn't properly oversee its subcontractors.
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