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Medicaid Checks Issued To Dead People

Fri, 30 May 2014 10:21:27 CDT
By: AP

An Illinois audit is providing details about the $12.3 million the state's Medicaid program paid for medical care for people who were dead. Auditor General William Holland released the report yesterday, the Associated Press first reported on the payments last month. The report says 561 people signed up for Medicaid managed care after their deaths. The state paid monthly premiums totaling nearly $7 million for them. Others had large fee-for-service expenditures after their deaths. One person who died in 1989 had payments of nearly $30,000 for medical services from 2005 through 2013. The leaders of the agencies involved say they got more than $7 million back. The new report says auditors weren't given documentation, and can't verify the funds have been recovered.

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