Medicaid contractor could be fined if it misses June target


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The company processing Kansas Medicaid applications is days away from potentially facing millions in fines for inadequate performance that has frustrated state officials, health providers and patients for years.

Kansas officials told Maximus in January that it must improve by June 1 or pay retroactive penalties potentially exceeding $250,000 a day, the Wichita Eagle reported .

Maximus' contract calls for 98 percent accuracy on financial payments, but the contractor has been achieving 40 percent and falling behind on handling applications and cases.

Company officials expect...

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