New York Paid Out Over $10M to Dead Medicaid Recipients in Four Years ... from The New York Daily News Fri. 14-Jul-2014

New York Paid Out Over $10M to Dead Medicaid Recipients in Four Years ... from The New York Daily News Fri. 14-Jul-2014

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ALBANY — The dead lived on in state Medicaid rolls, costing taxpayers millions of dollars in unnecessary premiums, a new audit revealed.

Health Department officials continued to pay Medicaid managed care insurance premiums for more than 7,400 patients who had already died, costing taxpayers $10.5 million, according to the audit released Thursday by state Controller Thomas DiNapoli.

The payments for the dead were among 190,686 “improper or questionable” managed care premium payments, totaling $72.6 million, that were made between made

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