EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSConsultant Suggests West Virginia DHHR Split Into Two Parts
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Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 21, 2013 10:33 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A consulting firm suggests the state Department of Health and Human Resources should split into two divisions to run more efficiently.
State lawmakers were told Tuesday that the study by Public Works LLC suggests the 5,700-employee department be restructured into divisions focusing on health care and human services.
The Charleston Gazette reported the study suggests consolidating 36 boards and commissions into three primary commissions on healthy lifestyles, clinical medical care and payments for services. It recommends that the Office of Inspector General focus on Medicaid abuse and fraud.
It calls for the establishment of one office to promote healthy lifestyles and good nutrition, and another office to coordinate grant applications. Public Works President Eric Schnurer said his firm believes the state is missing new funding opportunities.
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