National Medicaid transport probed -- The Washington Times

National Medicaid transport probed -- The Washington Times

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National Medicaid transport probed — The Washington Times

“Since so much money is involved here, the federal government certainly has a very keen interest in how it is spent,” Donald White, spokesman for the HHS inspector general, said yesterday of the nationwide look at Medicaid transportation costs.
Health care consultant Robin Mathias said that it’s not uncommon for Medicaid programs to lose 30 percent to 50 percent of nonemergency transportation spending to fraud and abuse.
“States may identify likely fraud months or years after payment by analyzing claims data, but the effort is often too little, too late,” she said.