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New York Could Save $790 Million in Medicaid Cuts, Audit Finds

Jan. 17, 2020, 8:02 PM

New York state could save about $790 million in Medicaid spending by cutting unnecessary payments and collecting rebates from drugmakers, according to the state comptroller.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on Friday released four audits of the state Department of Health, pointing out potential savings in the safety net health-care program as the state faces a projected $6.1 billion budget gap.

A large portion of the deficit can be attributed to Medicaid, which provides coverage to more than 6 million low-income New Yorkers, according to the state budget office. Combined federal and state funding for the program is about $73 billion, the...

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