Release DateTitle
12/04/2017Audit Finds $717,820 in Medicaid Payments Made for Deceased Recipients
An examination of the Louisiana Department of Health's processes for identifying deceased Medicaid recipients found that the Department made $717,820 in improper payments for 712 deceased recipients between July 2013 and August 2017. While the numbers are an improvement over an October 2013 LLA report that found the Department had paid approximately $1.85 million in per member per month fees for 1,727 deceased individuals between February 2012 and June 2013, auditors concluded that LDH needs to further improve its identification processes.
11/20/2017LDH Needs Stronger Procedures to Make Sure Nursing Facility Medicaid Payments Are Accurate
Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) officials need to strengthen the processes they use to ensure the accuracy of Medicaid payments to nursing facilities. Although the Department does ensure that nursing facilities spend the required amount on patient care, improvements need to be made in other oversight areas.
11/20/2017Ex-Director of Fenton Housing Authority Converted $34,105 in Agency Checks to Personal Use
An investigation into the operations of the Housing Authority of the Village of Fenton found that the former executive director took $34,105 in Authority money between March 31 and September 20, 2017.
11/17/2017Follow-up Report Suggests More Options to Change Tax Commission Procedures
A follow-up examination of the Louisiana Tax Commission's appraisal process for public service companies offered some additional recommendations to those outlined in a previous report. Auditors found that the Tax Commission could increase tax revenues by decreasing the capitalization rates it uses in determining the values of public service companies.