Georgia Owes Feds $100 Million in Improper SNF Medicaid Payments

Federal officials want Georgia Medicaid to return more than $100 million in payments made to nursing homes. The feds say these payments were not permitted under the program’s regulations. The payments were made in fiscal years 2010 and 2011. But the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also asked Georgia to return any similarly inappropriate payments for more recent fiscal years as well. In a Dec. 8, 2014 letter and report to Georgia about the nursing home problem, regional CMS officials told the state Medicaid agency to “cease and desist this unallowable funding mechanism immediately.’’ Read more.

Source: Georgia Health News

David Wingate is an elder law attorney practicing in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland. The practice consists of wills, powers of attorneys, trusts, asset protection and Medicaid.

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