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Iowa Medicaid Integrity Initiative Saved Taxpayers $30M This Year

Iowa taxpayers saved nearly $30 million this year through a program aimed at catching Medicaid errors, according to Healthcare Finance News.

The program integrity initiative is a three-year, $14 million agreement with Optum of Eden Prairie, Minn., to evaluate and analyze claims submitted by major Medicaid providers. Much of the savings from the analysis came from recoveries due to claiming errors.

This is the second year of the program, and taxpayers have been saved a total of nearly $50 million since its inception.

The initiative also seeks to correct or save money on hospital readmission, credit balance reviews, upcoding, billing errors, questionable dental claims and questionable chore claims.

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