Maryland Made Medicaid Payments to Dead People

State legislative audit released Wednesday

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    According to a state legislative audit, Maryland paid $426,000 in Medicaid to 10 people who were dead.

    The audit, released Wednesday, also found that between January 2008 and August 2011, $2.5 million in erroneous payments were made for 323 people who may have already been dead.

    The Baltimore Sun reported that state agencies have recouped about $115,000.

    Auditors matched Social Security death records to the names of people for whom payments were made.