Thousands of Medicaid health care service providers still got paid by the government even though they owed hundreds of millions of dollars in federal taxes, congressional investigators say. A legal technicality is making it harder for the IRS to collect.
In a report released Thursday, the Government Accountability Office says Medicaid payments to doctors, hospitals and other providers aren’t technically considered federal funds, since they’re funneled through state health care programs.
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Source: The Washington Post