Audit report: La. Dept. of Health paid almost $1M in fees for Medicaid recipients no longer living in state

Audit report shows La. Dept. of Health paid almost $1M in fees for Medicaid recipients no longer living in state

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A newly released audit report shows the Louisiana Department of Health paid more than $940,000 in fees for Medicaid recipients who no longer live in the state.

In fact, according to the Legislative Auditor, there could have been more than $2.4 million paid out in error between 2012 and 2016.

Auditors found weaknesses in the system that include Medicaid recipients not notifying Medicaid of changes, as well as a lack of follow-up by Medicaid on returned mail.

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