Three Colorado agencies to undergo audits of Mind Springs Health


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo (KREX) – State investigators from the Colorado Department of Finance and Health Care Policy, the Department of Human Services, and the Departments of Public Health and the Environment are reviewing Mind Springs records and financial documents.

Janet Rowland, Mesa County Commissioner, said, “I think there is definitely a problem with the way the programs are run, the way they provide services to people in the community, their systems need to be fixed. definitively.”

Colorado Sun article reports Colorado taxpayers invest $437 million in 17 mental health facilities every year. Mind Springs Health is under fire because officials and residents told Colorado Sun reporters the agency has failed to help people experiencing mental health crises and its leaders. never made public expenditure accounts.

The Mesa County Trustees welcomed the audit. Commissioner Rowland also said, “I think it’s good that the state is looking at this, I actually do.”

Commissioner Rowland feels confident the audit will find no wrongdoing.

Commissioner Rowland added, “I’m not concerned that they’ll find any kind of fraud or anything like that that could get them shut down.”

A Mind Springs Health spokesperson sent me this statement: “Right now, any media interviews will put our employees out of review by the state. Therefore, we are declining interviews at this time.”

As investigators move forward, any findings of fraud, waste and abuse, or violations of health and safety standards, or financial transparency will be made final in the process. consider. Three Colorado agencies to undergo audits of Mind Springs Health

Charles Jones

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