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Kansas disputes federal agency's claim on Medicaid funds


November 19, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal agency and Kansas are at odds over whether the state took nearly $18 million in Medicaid funds that it shouldn't have.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General says Kansas overstated enrollment, particularly in the Children's Health Insurance Program, when seeking bonus payments to offset Medicaid costs, which led to it being overpaid, the Wichita Eagle reported .

The office's November report audited bonus payments from 2009 and 2013, and recommended the state refund the money.

The state maintains that it followed the Cent...

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