IHIEA’s first audit shows errors

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Keeping two sets of books lead to more than $2.5 million in receipts at the Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority being improperly recorded.

That’s just one of nearly two-dozen findings in a recent Auditor General’s report on the Authority’s first five months of existence.

The Auditor also found the Authority maintained inaccurate and incomplete financial information, subscriber fees were not accurately assessed, accounts receivable being overstated, no controls over equipment, payments to third party vendors lacking control and more.

The Auditor says the Authority also made payroll payments for an individual regardless of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services being responsible for paying the payroll costs.

Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority oversees and operates the exchange and promotes adoption of electronic medical records and participation in health information among providers within Illinois and other states and has been in operation since February of 2014.

Auditor General: More than half of EPA vehicles not properly utilized

In another report the AG found more than half of the vehicles at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency weren’t adequately utilized in Fiscal Year 2013 and the vast majority also lacked routine oil changes and were not brought to Central Management Services for annual inspections.

The report says the Agency partially agreed with the Auditor but has since set up a new system to track vehicle function, mileage, days driven, oil changes, inspections and tire rotations.

The Auditor’s report also said EPA lacked support of bond issuance costs, failed to pursue outstanding debts and reported incorrect accounts receivable amounts.

The Auditor also says an ongoing problem at EPA is a lack of employee performance evaluations not being completed as required by state code.

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