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Supplemental Medicaid payments jump: GAO
Modern Healthcare

Extra payments to Medicaid providers jumped by at least $9 billion from fiscal 2006-2010, with new types of hospital payments leading the increase, according to a government audit. State Medicaid programs spent at least $32 billion in supplemental payments—or funds not directly tied to a healthcare service—in fiscal 2010, compared with at least $23 billion in fiscal 2006, according to a report issued Monday by the Government Accountability Office.