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Government Overpaid for Medicaid Enrollees Who Also Had Private Coverage

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The federal government could save millions of dollars each year if it truly established Medicaid as the "payer of last resort," a new audit has found.

The federal government could save millions of dollars each year if it truly established Medicaid as the “payer of last resort,” a new audit has found.

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Nearly 1 in 7 people enrolled in Medicaid was also insured by a private company—a total of 7.5 million people—which should mean a large amount of government savings.

But a lack of data and coordination failures means that the government has sometimes paid medical bills that should have been covered by private companies, according to a report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office.

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Source: The Hill


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