CENTRO tangled in MassHealth audit finding $300k in illegitimate payments, other violations

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Citing “systemic problems” in the payment process governing the state’s largest program, state Auditor Suzanne M. Bump released an audit Tuesday, Sept. 6, showing more than $300,000 in inappropriate payments for adult foster care services.

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Juan Gomez, CEO of CENTRO

The payments, made by MassHealth to the Worcester-based human services provider CENTRO (formerly Centro Las Americas Inc.), covered services that clients received through the home health program or other providers, according to the audit that examined CENTRO’s activities from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2015.


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