Inside CMS - 09/05/2019

Illinois Latest State Found To Pay Medicaid Plans For Dead Beneficiaries

By James Romoser / September 3, 2019 at 7:06 PM
Illinois improperly paid Medicaid managed care plans on behalf of beneficiaries who were deceased, according to a new report from the HHS Office of Inspector General that is the latest in a series of audits that found at least eight states have issued Medicaid payments on behalf of dead people. Over a two-year period from October 2015 to September 2017, the Illinois Medicaid agency gave plans at least $4.6 million in capitation payments tied to deceased beneficiaries -- $3.2 million...

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