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Federal Investigation Into Medicaid Oversight Takes National Aim
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Medicaid oversight is under the microscope across the country. "We need someone to intervene look at this from a nationwide issue and come back and say things have to change," said Iowa Senator and Democrat Liz Mathis. Tuesday, the Office of Inspector General's investigation said it will look into claims of Medicaid Managed Care Organizations denying coverage to patients with severe needs. "It's usually people that have complex cases and maybe those claims cost more money than someone going in for a vaccination and those costs are higher but the healthcare is more important because they are very vulnerable and it's not working for them," said Senator Mathis.