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DC agency struggles to master Medicaid reimbursement

Washington Post, January 11, 2010

The Washington, DC, Department of Health Care Finance started work a little more than a year ago with a mandate to end years of dysfunction in the city's Medicaid program, after sloppy accounting had cost the city tens of millions of dollars from the federal government, the Washington Post reports. But a year after halting Medicaid claims so it could straighten out its billing, the DC Child and Family Services Agency told city officials that it faces a shortfall of about $10 million because it hasn't fixed all of the problems and isn't ready to resume claiming money from Medicaid, the Post reports.