Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration hasn't recouped $76 million in overpayments to private Medicaid-program insurers dating back five years, two state audits found.
The reviews by Auditor General Frank Mautino, released last week, of the Department of Human Services and Department of Healthcare and Family Services also determined that they paid $71 million for Medicaid services without checking whether the clients were still eligible. And 74,649 requests for services have gone unanswered for more than the maximum 45 days, with the oldest dating to 2014.
A Healthcare and Family Services spokesman said the payments are being recouped.
The findings are critical because...