Audit says Missouri owes $34 million for Medicaid problems

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A new audit calls for Missouri to refund more than $34 million to the federal government for failing to comply with Medicaid regulations.

The state failed to bill drug companies for rebates they owed on drugs administered by physicians at hospitals, according to the audit from the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That helped drug companies profit while keeping millions of dollars from the state’s health care program for the poor.

A Missouri Department of Social Services spokeswoman said the department disagrees with the findings and does not plan to make the repayments.

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