Audit: L.A. Care Spent $476K on Meals, Entertainment
The not-for-profit health plan L.A. Care, which administers Medi-Cal coverage and manages more than $4 billion in public funds, spent $476,000 on meals and entertainment between October 2013 and January 2015, according to an audit released last week. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. Although the audit found that the health plan is in good financial shape and that administrative costs were less than those of comparable plans, the auditors raised concerns about the meal spending and recommended the agency create guidelines and dollar limits for discretionary spending.
- "Health Agency for the Poor Spends $476,000 on Meals, Entertainment" (Sewell, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 3/17).