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*An image previously used in association with this story was in error. It was a photo of a demonstration requesting that the state of Louisiana stop blocking Medicaid expansion and came from 2013. We regret the use of that image with this story. A recent report from the Legislative Auditor noted the Louisiana Department of Health paid out millions of dollars between 2012 and 2016 to Medicaid recipients who no longer live in Louisiana. At least $943,274 and possibly as much as $2,434,826 in monthly fees were paid to Medicaid recipients with out-of-town addresses, the report says.Between 2012 and 2016, 13,141 enrollees had no claims activity. In addition, 413 of these recipients had out-of-state addresses listed in the department’s Medicaid eligibility files. Auditors tested a sample of 160 of the 413 and determined that all 160 recipients were living outside of the state and therefore were not eligible for Louisiana Medicaid coverage, the state auditor said.Under managed care, …
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Millions in Medicaid sent to out-of-state residents, report says –