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Audit finds questionable Wisconsin Medicaid payments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- An audit says the state paid a nursing home more than $1,500 to transport a Medicaid patient one mile.

  That flagrant overpayment is included in a report by the Legislative Audit Bureau that identified $268,000 in potentially improper payments to Medicaid providers.

  The questionable payments to nursing homes, pharmacies, chiropractors and dentists were identified during a review of 9.4 million claims paid by the state in 2005-2006.

  Auditors say 65 nursing homes were paid an estimated $108,700 in transportation costs that appear to be improper.

  Transportation providers were supposed to be paid $11.87 for the first five miles and $1.25 for each additional mile.

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