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Failure to monitor prison healthcare providers cost Florida $1.2M in undercharges, new audit shows

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A state auditor general’s report found Florida’s Department of Corrections failed to enforce monitoring provisions outlined in contracts with private health care providers. According to LobbyTools, the supervisory failure resulted in the state incurring more than $1 million in additional costs by undercharging vendors. The DOC “did not timely conduct monitoring of inmate health care service provider compliance,” the report says. In 23 of 120 on-site monitoring visits by the DOC from Dec. 2013 to February 2015, providers failed to…

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