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GAO calls out HHS’ poor oversight of administrative costs of Medicaid work requirements

Key clinical point: Oversight of administrative costs in Medicaid demonstration projects related to work requirements.

Major finding: Estimated administrative costs reach as high as $271.6 million in one state.

Study details: The Government Accountability Office examined the first five states to receive approval for work requirements in Medicaid to examine their estimated administrative costs and the procedures Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has in place to oversee these costs.

Disclosures: GAO conducted the investigation and has no disclosures in its reporting the results.