Even as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo attempts to focus on trimming the state's Medicaid spending, the federal government charges the state with overbilling.
The Wall Street Journal: Medicaid Cost-Cut Model May Be Flawed
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to redesign and shrink the state's Medicaid program by copying a cost-cutting model used in Wisconsin. A review of Wisconsin's efforts to contain Medicaid spending, however, shows little evidence of savings (Gershman, 1/12).
The New York Times: U.S. Says New York City Overbilled Medicaid
The federal government has accused New York City of overbilling Medicaid by "at least tens of millions of dollars" by improperly approving 24-hour home care for thousands of patients (Hartocollis, 1/11).
Reuters: U.S. Attorney Sues New York City Over Medicaid
The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York sued New York City on Tuesday for civil penalties and damages "of at least tens of millions of dollars" over its Medicaid program. From 2000 to 2010, some patients wrongly received "continuous" or 24-hour home care while others who should have such extra help did not (Gralla, 1/11).