Minnesota state senator Sean Nienow recently introduced legislation that would require an annual, third party audit of Minnesota’s public health care programs. Nienow’s bill comes in the wake of a disclosure by DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson that the federal government is investigating the use of Medicaid dollars by the state of Minnesota.
On January 24th, Senator Nienow appeared with Senator John Marty on Capitol Conversations to talk about transparency in Minnesota’s public health care programs, along with other issues. Capitol Conversations is produced in conjunction with Public Record Media.
In November, PRM received hundreds of pages of documents from DHS related to rate setting for Minnesota’s public health care programs.