HHS Rules New Hampshire Owes Medicaid $35M

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The Departmental Appeals Board of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has ruled that New Hampshire owes Medicaid $35 million in Medicaid funds that were improperly used in 2004, according to a Union Leader report.

Former New Hampshire Gov. Craig Benson had made an agreement with former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson resolving issues from an audit of the state's Medicaid practices in 2004, including using Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital money to refund Medicaid enhancement taxes that 26 hospitals paid. However, the Office of Inspector General disputed the agreement and sought repayment of the $35 million.

Several New Hampshire hospitals have recently filed amended tax returns with the state to recover alleged overpayments of $51 million to the Medicaid enhancement tax.

Read the Union Leader report on Medicaid funds.

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