Colorado Didn’t Qualify For $38 Million Bonus It Got From Medicaid, Federal Audit Finds
The Health and Human Services inspector general's office says the state received money for children who didn't qualify. Meanwhile, in Kansas, state officials cancel public meetings on plans to cut reimbursements for Medicaid providers.
Colorado Could Have To Pay Back Millions In Medicaid Bonuses
The state of Colorado could have to pay back more than $38 million it received in bonuses from the federal government for enrolling more children in Medicaid, after an audit concluded the state received money for kids who didn’t qualify. The audit was conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general’s office and was released last week. It found that Colorado sought bonuses for kids listed under a category for the blind and disabled. (Ingold, 8/16)
Kansas Health Institute:
KanCare Rate Reduction Forums Cancelled
State officials have cancelled a series of forums that were to be held next week to allow the public to comment on reduced payments to those who serve patients on Kansas Medicaid, or KanCare. A letter sent Tuesday expressed regret that the meetings in Overland Park, Topeka, Wichita, Pittsburg and Dodge City would not take place. “Instead we are using this letter to tell KanCare members more about the provider payment rate reductions and we are asking for your feedback if you would like to let us know you(r) thoughts on this matter,” the letter says. (Marso, 8/16)