Supplemental State Medicaid Payments Rose By $8B, GAO Says

Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT) -- States' annual supplemental Medicaid payments to cover shortfalls in costs of care jumped by more than $8 billion from 2006 to 2010, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said Monday, while urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to remain vigilant in monitoring the payment programs.

According to the GAO's report, states reported $32 billion in Medicaid supplemental payments during fiscal year 2010, although the exact amount of supplemental payments was unknown due to incomplete reporting. The federal government and states paid an estimated $383 billion...
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