Fraudulent billing through the state privatized contractual services through Medicaid.
Something tingles my spidey senses that Colorado could owe even more if its Medicaid Fraud Control Unit could actually possess some form of statutory authority to go after Medicaid fraud in child welfare.
Alas, we shall just have to wait for our fraudfeasant elected officials to tire from bilking campaign contributions from their authorization of these fraud schemes.
These are not "system errors".
These are strategically planned fraud schemes to maximize revenues off the backs of "The Poor" (said with clinched teeth).
They bill, they bill, they bill, with or without a child in custody.
A “system error” at the state Medicaid department could leave Colorado taxpayers on the hook to repay the federal government as much as $43 million, an unexpected expense that state officials are scrambling to reconcile.
The department’s computer system “erroneously categorized” some services as eligible for more federal funds than they were, according to a memo sent Wednesday to lawmakers on the Joint Budget Committee from a committee staffer.
The state Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, which oversees Medicaid government health insurance for the needy and disabled, estimated the federal payback would total anywhere from $21.8 million to $43.4 million. The department is fixing the system error for Medicaid claims beginning this month, but the problem dates back to July 2015.
“This should have been caught,” said state Sen. Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, who chairs the JBC. “The fact is, it wasn’t.”There’s deep disagreement within Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration about what the state will ultimately owe, according to the memo.