Calif. Governor Signs Law Limiting Medi-Cal Estate Recovery Program
Previously the state was allowed to seize a deceased person's assets to get reimbursed for its Medi-Cal contribution to a patient's medical care. Now, it will only be able to recover what was spent on long-term care needs. In other news, Three North Texas cab company executives have agreed to pay $1 million to resolve Medicaid fraud allegations.
San Jose Mercury News:
Gov. Brown Signs Bill That Limits Seizure Of Assets Of Many Medi-Cal Recipients
After three years of sleepless nights for hundreds of thousands of Medi-Cal recipients, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a bill that limits the state's seizure of assets from the estates of low-income residents ages 55 to 64. Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, California will join many other states in the country that only recover the costs of enrollees' long-term care and related costs after they die. (Seipel, 6/27)
The Dallas Morning News:
Yellow Cab Parent Company Must Pay $1.125M To Resolve Medicaid Fraud Allegations
Three North Texas cab company executives and their entities have agreed to pay the U.S. more than $1 million to resolve Medicaid fraud allegations....The settlement resolves part of an ongoing lawsuit filed in 2012 by former Yellow Cab employees who worked for its Medicaid services. The government provides transportation for Medicare and Medicaid patients if they cannot travel or have no access to transportation. (Meyers, 6/27)