Rain heavy at times will move across northeast Kansas this afternoon and tonight that could lead to flooding. Severe storms are also possible through this evening with 60 mph wind gusts and hail up to the size of quarters.
The audit even found one entry that claimed a Caesarean section
was performed on an 8-year-old boy.
In response, the state's health authority says that the
suspicious claims were a small percentage of total claims and that
auditors found no significant systemic problems.
The findings of apparent fraud and abuse in the $2.4 billion
health care program for Kansas' poor were presented yesterday to a
House-Senate audit committee.
This comes less than a month before lawmakers begin the 2009
legislative session facing a massive state budget deficit.
The Division of Post Audit recommended that the Kansas Health
Policy Authority should work closer with private contractors and
other state agencies to refine control of expenditures.
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