SC Wants Checklist to Prevent Medicaid Errors

Thursday, 02 Feb 2012 03:02 AM

By Andra Varin

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
South Carolina is shelling out millions of dollars in Medicaid payments to people who aren’t eligible, in part because of outmoded technology including paper files, a state official said Wednesday.

Tony Keck, head of the state Department of Health and Human Services, wants to implement a surgical-style checklist to cut down on errors, The State newspaper reported.

In 2010, his agency paid $406 million to people who were not eligible, the newspaper said.

“With some of the errors that we are seeing, they are very straightforward. I think following a checklist approach like hospitals are doing now in surgery to make sure don’t cut off the wrong limb or anything else — if they can do it in surgery, we can certainly do it in eligibility,” Keck told a state Senate subcommittee.

Keck also said that moving to an electronic records system would help.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Judge Orders Extra Voting Help for Alaska Natives

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 20:37 PM

A federal judge on Monday ordered the state to take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska Native voters . . .

Pew Poll: Nearly Half of Americans Want More Religion in Politics

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 19:55 PM

Almost half of Americans think religion and politics should mix, according to a new survey.
 . . .

GAO: Feds' Consumer Watchdog Not Protecting Credit Data

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 19:45 PM

The agency created by President Barack Obama to protect consumers from financial fraud has amassed sensitive credit-card . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved