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CMS Questions How Minnesota Sets Medicaid Payment Rates

June 8, 2012

TwinCities.com reported that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a letter dated May 16 to Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Johnson, asking a series of questions about how Minnesota sets payment rates for managed care organizations in its Medicaid program. Specifically, the agency is concerned about whether Minnesota officials have manipulated the process in order to wrongly obtain additional federal funding.