By Eric Ward | The Nerve
COLUMBIA — More than five years ago, the South Carolina General Assembly was warned about potential conflicts of interest involving state employees who leave their jobs to work for companies that do business with the state.
And the Legislature has failed to take any significant action, other than a couple of bills being introduced.
Now, the Legislature has been given the same warning — this time after two former state workers in supervisory roles took jobs with a company that the state overpaid by $10 million.
Tony Keck, director of the state’s Medicaid agency, the state Department of Health and Human Services, said HHS made the overpayment to Community Health Solutions, a medical home network company based in St. Petersburg, Fla., HHS spokesman Jeff Stensland told The Nerve.