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Medicaid Payments In N.Y., Kentucky Questioned

New York auditors says nursing homes were overpaid, while a Kentucky state senator says doctors at the University of Louisville misused Medicaid funds.

The Associated Press/Wall Street Journal: NY Audit Notes $42 M In Medicaid Overpayments
New York auditors say the state Health Department has overpaid nursing homes about $42 million in Medicaid over a 44-month period because many are not collecting money from their clients' income as required (9/29).

Louisville Courier-Journal: Medicaid Funds Allegedly Misused: U Of L Doctors Used $4.8 Million In Medicaid Money For Bonuses, Shaughnessy Says
Doctors at the University of Louisville medical school used about $4.8 million in state Medicaid funds to pay themselves "financial bonuses" — money that was supposed to be used for indigent care, state Sen. Tim Shaughnessy says. And they used another $5.2 million for an electronic records system that would make U of L doctors eligible for additional bonuses from the federal government, according to new details of a controversial transaction that Shaughnessy said he recently obtained from Attorney General Jack Conway's office (Yetter, 9/29).

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