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Audit: Dead Continued to Be Paid

Audit: Dead Continued to Be Paid

Photo: Associated Press

An Illinois audit is providing details about the $12.3 million that the state’s Medicaid program paid for medical care for people who were dead.  Auditor General William Holland released the report Thursday.

The Associated Press first reported on the overpayments last month.  The report says 561 individuals were signed up for Medicaid managed care after their deaths. The state paid monthly premiums totaling nearly $7 million for them.

Others had large fee-for-service expenditures after their deaths. One person who died in 1989 had payments of nearly $30,000 for medical services from 2005 through 2013.

Department of Healthcare and Family Services spokeswoman Joanne Von Alroth tells the AP that more than $11 million will be recovered by the end of the summer and steps have been taken to correct the problem.

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