Kansas tells Medicaid contractor: Shape up, or face millions in fines
The company processing Kansas Medicaid applications is so out of compliance with its contract that it could face fines of more than $250,000 a day. Maximus is operating with 40 percent accuracy on financial payments; 98 percent is required. The company is also falling behind on handling applications and cases, the state of Kansas says.
The company runs a clearinghouse that is designed to sort through the state’s Medicaid applications, but Kansas’ Medicaid director on Friday described a sense of despair among workers during a recent visit to the Topeka facility.
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