Audit finds Maryland health exchange could owe feds millions
Itês no secret that Maryland had trouble rolling out its health care exchange two years ago. The website for consumer enrollment was revamped and a new, improved version was set up. Enrollments went more smoothly in the second year of operation.
Now a federal audit has found that the state could owe the federal government more than $28 million, the Washington Post reported. Because the Maryland exchange delayed in updating its enrollment numbers with the federal grant-making agencies, that amount was misallocated to the state. The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recommended that the state repay the amount, then apply for reimbursement but it would be for only 50 to 90 percent of the full amount. The final bill for Maryland from their federal partners, then, should be something less than $28 million.
Governor Hogan and state leadership are currently evaluating Marylandês options.Download Bulletin PDF