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s_hhs_2016a_2017-01-06t09:15:05z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 01/06/2017



Final

Presentation of Performance Audits



COMMITTEE ON JOINT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


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09:16 AM -- Presentation of Performance Audits



Representative McCann called the meeting to order. A meeting agenda was distributed to the committee members (Attachment A).



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Monica Bowers, Office of the State Auditor, introduced herself and the members of the Office of the State Auditor's staff to the committee. She provided the committee with the Annual Report of the Office of the State Auditor (Attachment B). She explained the role of the Office of the State Auditor.



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09:19 AM



Michelle Colin, Office of the State Auditor, presented the Division of Youth Corrections Performance Audit Report and distributed the Audit Report Highlights document (Attachment C).



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09:24 AM



Ms. Colin answered questions from the committee regarding private contractor facilities and youth corrections facilities. She responded to questions about the process after an audit is completed, the use of seclusion in youth corrections facilities, and the difference between time outs and seclusion. In response to a question, Ms. Colin explained the time period that was reviewed under the audit. Committee discussion with Ms. Colin about the Division of Youth Corrections and the performance audit ensued.



09:45 AM



Jenny Page, Office of State Auditor, presented the Colorado Medicaid - The PEAK Application and Eligibility Verification Performance Audit Report and distributed the Audit Report Highlights document (Attachment D). Ms. Page answered questions about Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS) and what is considered timely manner for disenrollments from Medicaid.



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09:55 AM



Ms. Page presented the Annual Report: Status of Outstanding Audit Recommendations as of June 30, 2016 (Attachment E). She highlighted page 5 of the report, which lists the number of outstanding audit recommendations by department.



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09:58 AM



Pooja Tulsian, Office of the State Auditor, reviewed the outstanding audit recommendations for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing on Page V-2 of the report. Ms. Tulsian answered questions about the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing computer systems and the implementation of outstanding audit recommendations. Ms. Page answered questions about how areas of state government are selected for performance audits.



10:06 AM



Ms. Tulsian reviewed the outstanding audit recommendations for the Department of Human Services on Page VII-2 of the report. Ms. Tulsian answered questions about the transfer of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to the Department of Labor and Employment and the delay in implementing certain audit recommendations. Ms. Page and Ms. Bowers responded to questions about outstanding audit recommendations. Committee discussion with the audit staff ensued.



10:24 AM



Ms. Tulsian reviewed the outstanding audit recommendations for the Department of Public Health and Environment on Page XV-2 of the report.



10:28 AM



The committee took a brief recess.




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