Audit faults state CMS department

Apr 22, 2014

Illinois government’s top administrative agency came in for criticism Tuesday. An audit faulted the Department of Central Management Services for everything from math errors to abusing the procurement process. 

The department in charge of state employee benefits says Illinois is more than a billion dollars behind on its health insurance payments. IPR’S Chris Slaby reports.

Doctors have to wait as long as a year after they provide health care to a state worker before they're reimbursed by the state. Marcia Armstrong is a liaison between the state's Central Management Services and the Illinois legislature. She says the insurance backlog totals one-point-six billion dollars now -- and could jump another 200-million by the summer.