Medicaid Money Gone for Good: Ineffective Management Proves Costly
Scully, Sean, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
The District probably never will recover the money lost - perhaps $80 million - because ineligible people were kept on the Medicaid rolls for four years, a city official said yesterday.
"How can we now go back and take away money from [health care organizations] that in good faith provided health services" to more than 20,000 people, said Paul Offner, the city's commissioner of health care finance.
City officials said Wednesday that, since 1992, they had been paying $15 million to $20 million yearly in health care costs for people who no longer were eligible for assistance. In April, the city kicked more than 20,000 people, around 15 percent of its caseload, off …
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Publication information: Article title: Medicaid Money Gone for Good: Ineffective Management Proves Costly. Contributors: Scully, Sean - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: June 28, 1996. Page number: 5. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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