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Dayton seeks Medicaid cost savings

Gov. Mark Dayton is pitching a plan that he says would save Minnesota’s Medicaid program $151 million over five years, the Pioneer Press reports.

The federal program in Minnesota is known as Medical Assistance.

The program has been under fire in recent months. It’s drawn the attention of congressional lawmakers, MPR reported.

Dogged by persistent questions that the state may have overpaid its Medicaid contractors in the past, the state has hired an investigator to review how the state set payment rates for Medicaid HMOs.

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