MassHealth

       A delegation of business people from western Massachusetts is at the Statehouse today for a series of meetings with key state legislators and members of the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts Auditor Suzanne Bump speaks with WAMC in 2014.
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     Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump released an audit Monday that flagged problems with how the state’s health insurance program for the poor paid claims for behavioral health services.  The people who run the state’s Medicaid program dispute the audit’s conclusions.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

A state audit suggests the Massachusetts Medicaid program squandered more than $500 million through unnecessary payments or missed savings opportunities in its managed care program.

A recent audit of the MassHealth system has found the system open to fraud with thousands ineligible individuals receiving healthcare benefits from Massachusetts. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump released a report yesterday that pointed out shortcomings in the MassHealth system, which included failures of the state office of Medicaid to verify the incomes and residency of individuals who received tax-payer funded health care benefits.