As the political topic of more “government run healthcare” evolves, the current system is spending on dead people. More spending information came forward after a recent audit.
Indiana made at least $1.1 million in payments to managed care organizations for deceased beneficiaries from 2016-17, according to an audit from HHS’ Office of Inspector General.
The audit covered 1,746 monthly capitation payments totaling $1.3 million. A 100-sample review of claims revealed that Indiana made 95 unallowable payments totaling $79,403 within the period. On the basis of the sample, OIG said Indiana owed the federal government $862,097.
OIG requested that Indiana return the federal funds and recover unallowable payments from MCOs.
Source: Becker’s Hospital Review