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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:32 AM

Audit: $718K spent in Louisiana on dead Medicaid patients

The Louisiana Department of Health improperly paid $718,000 over four years for Medicaid patients who had died, according to an audit released Monday.

Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office released a report that says the department spent the money between July 2013 and August 2017 for 712 deceased Medicaid patients, payments spanning the administrations of Govs. Bobby Jindal and John Bel Edwards.

About $638,000 involved payments made to managed-care companies that oversee services for nearly 1.5 million Louisiana Medicaid patients. Another $80,000 was paid to health care providers who submitted claims for services to deceased Medicaid patients.

The numbers have improved sizably from a previous October 2013 audit that identified $1.85 million in payments over a less-than-two-year period during the Jindal administration for more than 1,700 Medicaid recipients who had died.

Read more: http://www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/news/politics/article_4bb5da16-d941-11e7-9c43-0f27f070530d.html

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dixiegrrrrl Dec 2017 #1

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:43 PM

1. Given the stories of the deceased who still vote,

I think it is only fair they get good medical care.

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