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Kansas hunting for Medicaid inspector after long vacancy


September 3, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is hunting for a new inspector general for its Medicaid program, more than three years after the office became vacant.

The inspector general is supposed to fight fraud within the $3 billion-a-year program that provides health coverage for the needy, but also see that the three private health insurance companies managing Medicaid for the state deliver the services they promise. The inspector general has the authority to audit Medicaid and its sister Children's Health Insurance Program.

But the last inspector general, an ex-state legislator, stepped down in June 2...

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