CMS Slashes Payments To NY Over $15B Overbilling Claims

Law360, New York (September 20, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT) -- A top federal health official Thursday told Congress that New York will see its Medicaid reimbursements reduced sharply and quickly amid allegations the state overbilled by $15 billion over the past two decades for treating patients with developmental disabilities.

Penny Thompson, a deputy director at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told the health panel of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that her agency is abandoning earlier plans to phase in cuts despite warnings from Empire State officials that patient care could be...
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