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NY state may have made costly Medicaid mistake

NY state may have made costly Medicaid mistake

September 14, 2017 09:42 AM

New York State may have made a $1.4 billion mistake when it comes to Medicaid money. That's according to a report out this week from the Office of the Inspector General.

The report says New York failed to comply with certain federal and state requirements for reimbursements for some managed long-term care payments. Part of that was not properly assessing patient eligibility.

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The inspector general says the investigation started because of significant vulnerabilities in New York’s managed long-term care plans and identified the area as being at high risk for improper payments.

The state Department of Health responded, saying the inspector general's claims are unsubstantiated and the claim of fiscal impact is absolute nonsense.  However, they've been cleared to start issuing fines to service providers for what they say were simple "clerical errors."

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