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New York Medicaid: Task Force Considers Reform Ideas, Auditors Investigate Overbilling

News outlets report on developments regarding the New York state Medicaid program.

The Wall Street Journal: State Probing Overbilling Of Medicaid
State auditors are investigating whether Visiting Nurse Service of New York, a $1 billion home-care company, overbilled the Medicaid program (Gershman, 2/11).

The Associated Press: Cuomo Medicaid Panel Reviewing 2,000 Reform Ideas
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Medicaid reform task force is sifting through more than 2,000 recommendations to reduce the cost of the massive program, from ending coverage for circumcisions to clamping down on abuses like recipients using Medicaid-paid taxis to go grocery shopping. In the balance hangs the level of medical care for as many as 1 in 4 New Yorkers in Medicaid-paid health, mental health and addiction-cessation programs and the millions of taxpayers for whom Medicaid is their most costly single program (Gormley, 2/10).

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