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The Obama administration improperly paid insurance companies and HMOs nearly $434 million in 2014 when Affordable Care Act policies first became available, according to a new federal inspector general’s report. 

For the third time in less than a year, Florida is asking the federal government to amend a sweeping Medicaid “waiver,” including seeking permission to add community mental-health providers to the list of those able to participate in a supplemental Medicaid funding program.

Kaiser Health News

California signed up an estimated 450,000 people under Medicaid expansion who may not have been eligible for coverage, according to a report by the U.S. Health and Human Services’ chief watchdog.

In a Feb. 21 report, the HHS’ inspector general estimated that California spent $738.2 million on 366,078 expansion beneficiaries who were ineligible. It spent an additional $416.5 million for 79,055 expansion enrollees who were “potentially” ineligible, auditors found.

Judge Gives Preliminary Approval To Medicaid Kids Settlement

May 3, 2016

A federal judge has preliminarily approved the settlement of a decade-long lawsuit focused on allegations that Florida's Medicaid program did not provide adequate care to children.

Every health care provider at the Ocala cardiology practice run by Dr. Asad Qamar is unable to receive payments from Medicare as federal officials continue their fraud investigation, according to court documents reviewed by the Ocala Star-Banner.

Qamar -- the second-highest doctor paid by the federal program in 2012 -- was sued by the federal government in January for fraud charges including overbilling and performing uneccessary procedures.