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Kansas tells Medicaid contractor: Shape up, or face millions in fines

16 Feb, 2018

Jonathan Shorman    |   The Wichita Eagle    |    Feb. 16, 2018

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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