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A Louisiana Legislative audit has found a Shreveport couple may have violated state law by failing to notify the Louisiana Department of Health of changes to their household income.

The audit found that Paul and Amanda Bratlie, husband and wife, failed to notify LDH of changes to their household income.  As a result, the Bratlies and their children continued to receive Medicaid coverage after their household income exceeded Medicaid program limits.

The report said LDH paid $45,352 for monthly premiums to Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) on behalf of the Bratlies and their children, and the MCOs paid providers $9,713 for covered health care services from October 2016 to September 2019. The report also said had they informed LDH of changes to their household income, the Bratlies and their children may have been ineligible to receive Medicaid benefits from October