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GOP’s Johnson Seeks to Recoup California Medicaid Payments (1)

Nov. 19, 2018, 6:08 PMUpdated: Nov. 19, 2018, 11:33 PM

The chairman of the Senate committee in charge of government oversight wants to know if the head of the Medicaid program plans to recoup an estimated $3.3 billion in improper payments.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) sent a letter Nov. 19 to Seema Verma, administrator of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to ask how the agency plans to conduct more oversight of the state’s Medicaid program and whether there are plans to recoup those funds. Johnson is the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Oversight Committee.

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