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Audit: $4.2M in improper La. Medicaid spending for lab work

services and tests that shouldn’t have been covered, according to an audit released Monday.

Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera’s office reviewed payments between July 2011 and June 2016, mainly during former Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration.

The auditors said the $4.2 million was paid by the health department and private managed-care companies who administer health plans for many of Louisiana’s Medicaid recipients. They said the payments from the state-federal health insurance program were sent to labs that weren’t properly certified for the tests or for claims that had invalid procedure codes…


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