Thousands on Medicaid in Oregon may be ineligible; Secretary of State uncovered discrepancy

The Oregon Secretary of State’s office announced Wednesday that the Oregon Health Authority may be spending as much as $37 million per month providing Medicaid for ineligible recipients.

About 86,000 people — about 8 percent of the state’s Medicaid population — as of May 1 had not undergone annual eligibility determinations that are required under federal law, the office write in an Auditor Alert. Those people may not be eligible for the program.

Source: Thousands on Medicaid in Oregon may be ineligible; Secretary of State uncovered discrepancy