GAO Report: CMS Could Use State Audits To Recoup Medicaid Improper Pay

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / February 13, 2020 at 5:40 PM
The Government Accountability Office released a report on Wednesday (Feb. 12) suggesting that CMS should be able use state audits to more accurately measure Medicaid improper eligibility rates -- payments tied to ineligible beneficiaries -- to allow the agency to better recoup those payments. The report comes as CMS seeks White House approval for a regulation to tighten Medicaid eligibility requirements. CMS released the fiscal 2019 improper pay estimates for Medicaid in November, and, for the first time in years,...

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