State efficiency review suggestions to save $90 million

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Gov. Bill Ritter’s administration has begun implementing recommendations from the Government Efficiency and Management Performance Review.

The $750,000 study is expected to pay for itself many times over, thanks to savings that will be realized from hundreds of “common sense suggestions” that came from state employees. Among them:

  • Provide the Department of Health Care Policy and Financings Program Integrity Section with high-tech tools to combat Medicaid fraud, which will save $47.4 million.
  • Reduce the state’s vehicle fleet, which will save $2.2 million.
  • Reduce vehicle maintenance costs by doing repairs in-house instead of out-sourcing, which will save $3.3 million.
  • Improve collections of tax revenues owed to the state by out-of-state corporations, which will net $37.8 million.