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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., with regard to the State Audit Report on Correctional Managed Health

The following statement by University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., was issued today (Feb. 8) with regard to the recent State Audit Report on Correctional Managed Health Care (CMC) at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB).

Statement by Chancellor Cigarroa:

"The findings raised by the State Auditor's Office in its recent audit of the financial dealings between UTMB and the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee are serious and must be reviewed carefully. After a comprehensive look at the state auditor's report, UTMB respectfully believes that the primary findings are not correct. That said, subject to the approval of the state auditor, I have authorized the hiring of an independent auditor to expedite a review of the state audit findings and to report to me and to the Board of Regents its findings and recommendations. The UT System and UTMB pledge to take swift and appropriate corrective measures, if necessary, to ensure that the financial aspects of the CMC contract are appropriate and in line with federal guidelines."

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