West Virginia is planning an audit to improve Medicaid and other health care programs.
The Governor's Office has hired Pennsylvania-based Public Works to audit eight state health care agencies and the Medicaid program. Public Works will be paid $390,000 under a contract with the Governor's Office.
Public Works recently completed an audit of the state's education system.
Gov.. Earl Ray Tomblin's director of public policy, Hallie Mason, tells The Associated Press that the audit is an attempt to improve services, program accountability and cost effectiveness.
House Health and Human Resources chairman Don Perdue says he hopes the audit will give lawmakers financial information that the agencies haven't provided.
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