Indiana Spent $1.1 Million on Dead Medicaid Patients In One Year

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 

 

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