Release DateTitle
02/15/2018Key Audit Issues 2018 Outlines Impact of Nearly $622 Million in Waste and Inefficiencies
Louisiana's state and local governments continue to be challenged by a failure to collect all monies owed to them, a habit of paying out more money than they need to, and an inability to adhere to adequate internal fiscal controls. In calendar year 2017, these problems added up to potentially $622 million in waste and inefficiencies.
01/30/2018Medicaid Fraud Task Force Recommends Changes to State's Medicaid Program in Interim Report
The Task Force on Coordination of Medicaid Fraud Detection & Prevention Initiatives, which was created by legislators in 2017, made several recommendations for changes in the state Medicaid program in a recently released interim report. Those changes include using tax data to help determine eligibility, developing a standardized process for reporting the results of eligibility fraud reviews, and closer monitoring of Managed Care Organization contracts.
01/15/2018Ex-OSP Employee Received Money from Production Companies That Contracted with OSP
An investigation into the Office of State Parks found that a former maintenance employee assigned to the Fort Pike and Fort Macomb historic sites was paid $24,600 by media production companies that contracted with OSP to use state facilities. OSP's facility use agreement contains a provision requiring a representative of the State to be onsite during all stages of production, but at no additional cost to the production companies.
01/08/2018Ex-Killian Police Chief Improperly Collected Overtime, Used Town Credit Cards for Personal Purchases
An investigation into the Town of Killian's Police Department found the former chief collected overtime pay for hours he did not work, used Town credit cards for personal purchases, and may have failed to forward traffic citations to the Town Clerk. In addition, auditors found that the Town bought scuba equipment for the Police Department's dive team from a company owned by the dive team commander.