Maryland Made Medicaid Payments to Dead People

State legislative audit released Wednesday

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011  |  Updated 10:07 PM EDT
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Md. Made Medicaid Payments to Dead People

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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. http://bsun.md/vl9nrv

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

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