State billing errors, by the numbers

  • Updated: May 26, 2010 - 8:53 AM

STATE BILLING ERRORS, BY THE NUMBERS

10 Medicaid fraud investigators at Minnesota Department of Human Services

21 Days the state paid for personal care attendants who supposedly worked more than 24 hours a day since July

98 Times the department approved payments for attendants who exceeded the monthly limit of 275 hours

465 Times the department approved payments for attendants who surpassed the 16-hour daily limit

164 Percent increase in spending for state's Personal Care Assistance program from 2002 to 2007

119 Suspected Personal Care Assistance fraud cases referred to state Attorney General by Department of Human Services since 2007

57 Criminal cases involving personal care assistants pursued by attorney general since 2007; another 31 investigations are ongoing

4,000,000 Home care bills reviewed by Star Tribune

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