medicaid reimbursement

Science, Health and Technology
5:23 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Federal audit: Mo. hospital should pay back $21 million in Medicaid money

An audit by the Federal Office of Inspector General says Missouri should pay back more than $21 million in federal Medicaid payments made to a state-operated children's hospital in St. Louis County.

The audit found that Hawthorn Children's Psychiatric Hospital failed for five years to fulfill regulatory requirements to qualify for the federal Medicaid reimbursements.

A written response from Missouri Department of Social Services disagreed with the findings.