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.
GAO Report, “Medicaid Demonstrations: Actions Needed to Address Weaknesses in Oversight of Costs to Administer Work Requirements,” October 2019.