Medicaid Contractors, Government Employees Doing The Same Work, GAO SaysPolitico: GAO Hits Medicaid On Waste
The Medicaid program has government employees and contractors doing some of the exact same work, which is wasting government time and money, according to a new Government Accountability Office report released Monday. Medicare, meanwhile, could better use data programmed into claims processing systems to stop fraud, GAO said in a separate report (Haberkorn, 12/11). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.