Missouri sues to block recouping of $162 million in Medicaid payments

Missouri is suing the federal government to avoid having to recoup about $162 million of alleged Medicaid overpayments that were made to some 60 hospitals across the state.

The suit seeks to block the federal government from using a calculation that shows excess payments were made to cover hospital costs of poor patients.

The feud stems from an longstanding disagreement over payments made to hospitals that treat a large number of Medicaid and uninsured patients.

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