Washington Health Care Authority http://www.kplu.org en Audit: State Overpaying Medicaid Providers http://www.kplu.org/post/audit-state-overpaying-medicaid-providers <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144727516&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Washington state has been overpaying for health care under the Medicaid program, according to state auditors.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The audit found the state spent about $17 million more than it should have on free health care for the poor in 2010. The amount is a tiny, tiny part of the billion-dollar Medicaid budget. But the auditor found the overpayments could feed a vicious cycle, increasing each year.</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:29:09 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 16022 at http://www.kplu.org Community health center grants to be suspended next month http://www.kplu.org/post/community-health-center-grants-be-suspended-next-month <p>About $5.3 million in monthly grants to community health clinics around the state will be suspended through June. Three dozen organizations representing 214 clinics will see the grants suspended beginning Jan. 1. Wed, 01 Dec 2010 19:54:27 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 253 at http://www.kplu.org