Massachusetts Caught in Scheme to Over-Charge Medicaid by $106 Million

Massachusetts health officials over-billed Medicaid for almost $106 million by filing claims from as far back as 1988 as current expenses, according to an HHS inspector general's report.

Massachusetts health officials over-billed Medicaid for almost $106 million by filing claims from as far back as 1988 as current expenses.

An HHS inspector general’s report found the state’s health department had improperly adjusted nearly half of the 5 million claims auditors sampled between 2008 and 2010.

The federal government determines what percentage of Medicaid costs it will cover for each state by measuring its per capita income relative to other states.

While HHS reimbursed 50% of Massachusetts’ Medicaid costs in 1988, its share of the program had risen to 61.5% by 2010.

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