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Actions at 3 State Agencies Draw Scrutiny

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The Department of Children and Families Deputy Secretary Suzanne Vitale ignored the recommendation of a negotiating team and chose the more expensive company to upgrade and run the Medicaid eligibility system, the Florida Current reports.  

Meanwhile, the Department of Elder Affairs is being sued by a former employee who says the agency skipped required background checks and covered up the criminal record of a political appointee recommended by the governor’s former chief of staff, the Tampa Bay Times reports. 

And the federal government says the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration owes $12.2 million in overpayments over three years, the Associated Press reports.