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Audit finds $585,000 in unapproved DHHS overtime

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A state audit says 12 employees working on North Carolina's troubled computer system for processing Medicaid claims were paid $580,758 in overtime without proper approvals of documentation.

The audit released Thursday says the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services employees who received the payments were ineligible for overtime, but the money was paid through a policy exception.

The audit says $237,000 was paid to the director of the state's Medicaid Management Information System as part of an effort to implement software changes that were supposed to save the state millions. Instead, the project is at least two years behind schedule and has cost more than twice the original price tag of $265 million.

"I would like to thank Auditor Wood and her staff for their work on the audit," Dr. Aldona Wos, the Secretary of Health and Human Services said in an email statement.  "We take these findings very seriously and have already taken steps to ensure improved accountability within the department."

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