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Billing problem could cost state millions

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 12:51:35-04
The Nebraska Department of Heath and Human Services has uncovered a billing problem that could cost the state as much as $32 million.
 
Changes made two years ago in how providers are paid for serving residents with developmental disabilities are the source of the problem.  Those changes put the state at odds with federal Medicaid regulations, meaning the state could have to repay millions of dollars.
 
DHHS says it's working with service providers and the federal government to begin a claims review of services provided within the Home and Community-Based Services waiver program, which is covered by state and federal funding. That review is expected to take a few months.