Data Challenges Contribute to Billions in Medicaid Improper Payments (podcast)

GAO Podcast IconFederal Medicaid administrators rely on state-reported data to help with oversight activities, such as determining whether the program is paying eligible providers for covered services. Given that Medicaid made an estimated $36 billion in payment errors in 2016, many question the quality of these data.

A team led by Carolyn Yocom, a director in our Health Care team, recently looked at the quality of state-reported Medicaid data. Listen to what they found:


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