CMS in the Hot Seat for Lax Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

By |2024-03-14T10:00:57-04:00June 1, 2018|Department of Health and Human Services, GAO, Government Accountability Office, Health Care Industry, HHS, In the Know, In the News, MCO, Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Medicare, The Health Law Firm Blog|

LLA Headshot smBy Lenis L. Archer, J.D., M.P.H., The Health Law Firm

For years, each state has kept an eye on its own Medicaid managed care plans, while the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to monitor how well each individual state is doing. However, a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report claims CMS is sleeping on the job. The report, released on June 20, 2014, stresses the need for more federal oversight of these plans.

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Medicaid program is expected to expand significantly. Most of the new beneficiaries enrolled in managed care are covered almost entirely by federal […]