Mahoning commissioners make attempt to save money on audit

YOUNGSTOWN— Mahoning County commissioners approved a $60,000 contract with a Columbus company to look for areas where the county can save money.

GeoStar Professionals of Columbus will perform the savings audit.

It’s part of the county’s attempt to prepare for the loss of about $4.5 million in annual revenue from a statewide sales tax on Medicaid managed-care organizations that ended in July 2017.

“We’re looking at all avenues in the county for how to go forward with the loss of MCO funds,” said Audrey Tillis, the commissioners’ executive director.

The state provided $5.2 million in transition funds to make the county whole through the end of 2018, but the county has received no guarantees going forward.

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