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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Governor's office fielding problems regarding Medicaid beneficiaries whose coverage has been terminated

Posted By on Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 12:53 PM

click to enlarge THE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION MESS: Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office has reportedly received reports of beneficiaries unable to get needed medication.
  • THE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION MESS: Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office has reportedly received reports of beneficiaries unable to get needed medication.
The governor's office this weekend has fielded reports from insurance companies and beneficiaries regarding problems in the wake of tens of thousands of Medicaid coverage terminations, sources tell the Times. That includes reports of beneficiaries who have been unable to get needed medicine because their coverage has terminated (media reports have also begun flagging these cases). Again, worth keeping in mind that it is likely that many or most of those who had coverage terminated are in fact Medicaid eligible according to the very data that automatically generated an income-verification letter in the first place. 

Insurance companies are working closely with the governor's office to verify reported problems and to attempt to ascertain whether they represent trends or unique situations.  

I reached out to the governor's office for comment and am still awaiting response; will update this post when I hear back. 

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