The nation’s largest Medicaid program is all set to force on the federal officials in sifting thousands of documents by hand instead of sending in the form of electronic files. Listed one amongst the critical findings in a Sept. 5 this report submitted by the federal government’s chief which focuses on inefficient and lax oversight of Medicaid in the country. It also consists of the accountability of the Office for publishing a photo showcasing the loads of records that are submitted for one-third of the month.
The federal-state health insurance program is also working for the low-income people. It proclaims that this type of reporting on expenditures pertaining to California had to be provided electronically for increasing the accessibility rate.
Beyond the California report, the GAO has criticized the U.S. Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) saying that the Federal officials are only assigned with similar staff to states in the review of case files even after some states, like California has shown higher risks in the enrolment errors and misspent of money due to its size and complexity. It is also reported that the CMS has also allocated similar numbers of staff for reviewing in both California, and Arkansas, which accounts for 15 per cent, 1 per cent respectively of federal Medicaid spending annually.
In July 18 letters were submitted to the GAO, in which U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has improvised oversight efforts throughout the procedure. HHS added to it by writing that it will work to complete a comprehensive national review to provide an assessment to the risk of Medicaid expenditures which are reported by states so as to allocate resources based on the risks reported.