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September 8, 2017

HHS OIG Issues Report on State Use of Medicaid Payment Suspensions

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a report finding that states do not use Medicaid payment suspensions as often as they could to stop fraudulent payments to health care providers.  HHS OIG found that states cited significant legal challenges as impairing the effective use of Medicaid payment suspensions as an anti-fraud tool.  To read the HHS OIG report on state use of Medicaid payment suspensions, use the first link below.  To read the HHS OIG summary of the state use of Medicaid payment suspensions report, use the second link below.

https://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-09-14-00020.pdf  (HHS OIG report on state use of Medicaid payment suspensions)

https://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-09-14-00020.asp  (HHS OIG summary of state use of Medicaid payment suspensions)

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