State overspending millions on Medicaid program, audit finds


The state health department has doled out millions in general tax dollars to subsidize health care providers under a Medicaid program that was expected to be funded solely from a hospital tax.

A new state audit found the Kansas Department of Health and Environment spent an estimated $37 million in the last three years to supplement a program created to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for providers.

Legislators believe the expense violates their intent that the program pay for itself when it started 13 years ago. They . . .


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