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Audit Division

MDH Internal Audits performs periodic examinations and follow-up reviews of the accounts, records, procedures, and policies of MDH administrations, and facilities. The Division helps to prepare DHMH units for legislative audits by ensuring that MDH administrations have implemented corrective actions sufficient to resolve previously cited audit findings and reviews problem areas to prevent future audit deficiencies. 

Medicaid Internal Audits performs periodic examinations and follow-up reviews of the accounts, records, procedures, and policies of the State’s Medicaid Program. The Division helps to prepare MDH units for legislative and federal audits by ensuring that MDH administrations have implemented corrective actions sufficient to resolve previously cited audit findings and reviews problem areas to prevent future audit deficiencies.

MDH External Audits conducts audits of human services vendors and local health departments receiving funding from the Department to ensure State funds are expended and reported in accordance with contract provisions, laws, regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles. The audits determine over or underpayments. 

The Corporate Compliance and Privacy Office assures the Department complies with the Code of Conduct, Corporate Compliance policies, privacy policies and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  The Division provides Corporate Compliance and HIPAA privacy training and investigates suspected misconduct, fraud, waste, and privacy violations by MDH employees. In addition, this division seeks to ensure that MDH employees comply with ethical standards of conduct.  The Division serves as a liaison to the State Ethics Commission in filing Financial Disclosure Statements and addresses conflicts of interest.  

The Institutional Review Board (“IRB or “Board”) is the unit within the Maryland Department of Health (“MDH” or “Department”) responsible for reviewing research to ensure that the rights, safety, and dignity of human subjects are protected. For More Information