The inspector general shall expend funds from the Health Safety Net Trust Fund, established in section 36 of chapter 118G of the General Laws, to conduct a study and review of the Massachusetts Medicaid program. The study shall include, but not be limited to, a review of the program's eligibility requirements, utilization, claims administration and compliance with federal mandates. The inspector general shall report any preliminary findings to the secretary of health and human services and the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before October 3, 2011, and issue a final report on or before March 1, 2012.
I am vetoing this section because it expends scarce program funds from the Health Safety Net Trust Fund. I do not object to an audit of MassHealth by the Inspector General using other available funds.