GAO says managed care growth puts Medicaid at risk

January 03, 2016

The growth of Medicaid managed care and increasing share of Medicaid expenditures, a lack of comprehensive program integrity strategy for the program "leaves a growing portion of Medicaid funds at risk," according to the comptroller general and head of the General Accountability Office. The Medicaid demonstration approval process continues to raise concern, as "demonstration waivers lack transparency and raises cost concerns," he says.