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Medicaid Payment Intergrity

16 Apr Billions Lost Due To Improper Medicaid Payments

Medicaid is losing billions of dollars from improper payments. According to HHS Agency Financial Reports, improper Medicaid payments reached $30 billion in 2015 and grew to almost $37 billion in 2017. The vast majority of these improper payments were determined to be improper claims payments...

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virginia medicaid expansion

13 Apr Update on the Virginia Medicaid Expansion Debate

Lawmakers in Virginia were unable to approve the Commonwealth’s biennial spending plan earlier this year; which included provisions for Medicaid Expansion. Due to a divide in Republican support within the House and Senate, the legislators agreed to reconvene for a special session, which took place...

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20 Feb Medicaid Funding – Trump’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2019

The Trump administration has made considerable efforts to reform the Affordable Care Act. Despite all of the failed attempts in 2017, the Whitehouse is once again targeting the nation's healthcare safety net. The recently released budget for FY 2019 clearly outlines the administration's intent to restructure...

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GAO Medicaid Fraud

08 Dec GAO Reports $95 Billion Wasted in Fiscal 2016

The GAO reported this week that The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must create a much more robust risk-based anti-fraud strategy for the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Improper payments within both programs amounted to about $95 billion in fiscal 2016. The Government Accountability Office, in...

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Medicaid Survey

17 Jul Medicaid Enrollees Generally Happy With Program

Enrollment surveys have shown that healthcare options under Medicaid programs are acceptable to enrollees. Enrollees have reported in a nationwide survey that the healthcare they receive under Medicaid is more than adequate. Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health discovered that in general,...

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