State Computer System Errors Cost Minnesota $76 Million In FundingThe Office of the Legislative Auditor says the state needs to do a better job preventing errors caused by the system and should better monitor who has access to sensitive data.
Minnesota Paid For Care For Dead Medicaid Recipients, Feds SayA federal audit estimates that Minnesota made $3.7 million in unallowed payments to managed care organizations from 2014 to 2016 for dead people who had been enrolled in Medicaid.
11 People Charged With Defrauding Minnesota Medicaid ProgramMinnesota's attorney general's office says it has charged 11 people with defrauding the state's Medicaid program of more than $800,000.
Theresa Olson, Owner Of Chappy's Golden Shores Care Center, Charged With Manslaughter, Racketeering10 people are charged with 76 criminal counts following an investigation into the death of a 72-year-old man and what it described as egregious neglect of other patients at a northern Minnesota care center.
Minnesota Says It Must Repay Feds $48M For Improper Chemical Dependency PaymentsThe Minnesota Department of Human Services says it must repay the federal government an estimated $48 million that it paid to ineligible chemical dependency treatment providers.
Minnesota Has Low Unemployment, High Medicaid RateMinnesota's unemployment rate is at historic lows, but the number of people using public health insurance for the poor is still at historic highs.
Wis. GOP Senate Leader Won't Rule Out Medicaid ExpansionScott Fitzgerald says he doesn't see support for taking the federal money right now, "but there's a lot of moving parts but I don't want to be presumptuous and rule it out."
Target Settles With Mass. Medicaid Program For $3MFederal and Massachusetts authorities allege Minneapolis-based Target violated federal and state False Claims Acts by automatically refilling Medicaid recipients' prescriptions.
Judge Halts Plan For Medicaid Work Requirement The Trump administration's drive to wean poor people from government benefits by making them work has been slowed by a federal judge framing a fundamental question: Are poverty programs meant to show tough love or to help the needy?
Walmart Settles Minnesota Medicaid Claims Lawsuit For $825KMinnesota is one of at least 20 states that doesn't allow pharmacies to automatically refill Medicaid prescriptions without an explicit request from the beneficiary for each refill.
Minnesotans Who Rely On Medicaid Fear Trump's Proposed CutsThe proposal would cut hundreds of billions of dollars to Medicaid over the next decade. Roughly one in five Minnesotans relies on the program for medical treatment or care.
'I Am Going To Be Up A Creek': Medicaid Recipients Nervously Watching Health BillWith the latest Republican health care overhaul teetering near collapse, one group in particular is watching with heightened anxiety.
'My Son Will Regress’: Mom Worries Over Possible Loss Of MedicaidState officials are warning that hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans could lose Medicaid coverage under the health care reform bill Congress is debating.
Good Question: Who Is On Medicaid?A major sticking point in the health care battle is proposed changes to Medicaid.
Gov. Walker Will Sign Planned Parenthood Defunding Wis. BillsGov. Scott Walker plans to sign two bills that would cut millions of dollars from Planned Parenthood. The governor plans to sign the measures Friday morning at Life's Connection, a pregnancy counseling office in Waukesha.