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DHS Medicaid audit points to problems

A preliminary audit of the state’s Medicaid rates released on March 1 determined that they were “actuarially sound.” That’s the finding that Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson repeatedly stressed during a phone call with reporters the day the report was released.

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Feds’ Medicaid investigation: Many questions, few answers

Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson set off a potential landmine last week when she revealed that the federal government is investigating the state’s Medicaid program. Roughly 600,000 poor people receive medical coverage through the program with the state and federal government splitting the $7B tab.

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HCMC is latest to reject misbegotten GAMC ‘fix’

Officials at Hennepin County Medical Center have reportedly rejected the "coordinated care organization" contract proffered by the state Department of Human Services in conjunction with the much-maligned General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) compromise bill passed by the Legislature earlier this session.

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Federal health overhaul: There’s gold in that there bill

The 2,400 page federal health care bill will likely take state budget officials months to parse thoroughly. Nobody knows at this point exactly how much money will will ultimately trickle down to Minnesota's coffers. But it seems highly likely that additional potential revenue streams will be discovered as the legislation is reviewed.

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