Reduce Risk of Improper Medicaid Payments with Latest E-Alert from CMS
September 9, 2016 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
In order to better educate states about factors contributing to Medicaid program integrity, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun publishing e-alerts. The August 2016 edition focuses on improper Medicaid payments, which CMS said reached $30 billion last year, nearly doubling the 2013 dollar amount. The improper payment rate in 2015 was 9.8%, CMS said, and the agency expects it to be even higher in 2016. Cumulative improper payments since 2003 have totaled almost $1 trillion, according to the alert.