Thursday, September 29, 2011

Michigan Is Trying To Get Its Contracting Act Together

Here is a link to the most recently released Michigan Auditor General Follow Up Report on Department of Human Services Contracting.

It seems the state is trying to get itself together, but I still have serious questions surrounding child welfare services, which is classified as a different division.  As a matter of fact, it was the illustrious Bill Johnson of Michigan's Children Institute that was dabbling in the black art of child welfare contracting.

Please keep in mind as you read this report that the state still, to this day, has no mechanism of referral to the Attorney General if it is suspect of violations of material provisions of federal and state law or policy.

Here is a laundry list of what the state refuses to adopt and implement in child welfare services policy and its Medicaid Fraud Control Unit:

No contactual debarment

No license revocation

No sanctions

No recovery mechanism

No comparative rate policy

No bidding

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