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Illinois auditors critical of healthcare department

Chicago Tribune, June 19, 2008
Weeks after a critical audit of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's healthcare department, Illinois auditors have found a series of fiscal management issues inside the agency. The Auditor's office cited 15 serious concerns in its annual review of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, ranging from untimely healthcare payments to long delays in producing financial statements to paying claims from the wrong fund. The new audit came about a month after a special audit requested by lawmakers found a series of issues with how the department makes Medicaid payments.