State May Have to Return Almost $58 Million To Medicaid
DALLAS (AP) — An audit shows Texas received nearly $58 million from the federal Medicaid program for health services that did not qualify for reimbursement.
The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/2c2FHSo ) reports Texas may have to return some money. Audit details were released this month by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.
The supplemental physician payment program began in 2006 and ran five years. The goal was to encourage group practices owned or operated by the state to take on more low-income patients.
The audit found issues with payments to six facilities within the University of Texas academic health system. UT officials say they're prepared to make full restoration if calculations were incorrect.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is working with federal officials on a solution.