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Fri Mar 29, 2019, 05:26 AM

Oregon Health Authority falls short on fixing Medicaid payment problems

The Oregon Health Authority still needs to strengthen its efforts to detect and avoid improper Medicaid payments, the Oregon Secretary of State's office said Wednesday.

The office's audit division released a follow-up report to a 2017 audit that found widespread problems in the Health Authority's payment system for Medicaid.

The report on Wednesday found that two of the eight recommendations in the audit have been put in place and six recommendations have been partially implemented.

OHA officials agreed with all the recommendations.

"While OHA has made progress, more work is still needed to fully resolve these recommendations and further improve processes to reduce improper payments," the report said.

Read more: https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/27/oregon-health-authority-short-on-fixing-medicaid-payment-problems/3278835002/

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