The Pioneer Press reports federal officials are looking into whether a state agency wrongly received federal funds in the course of operating the state's Medical Assistance insurance program.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Minnesota's Medicaid program draws more scrutiny
Add the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to the list of federal agencies investigating the Medicaid program in Minnesota. The agency that runs the federal government's two key health insurance programs wants answers to questions about how Minnesota sets payment rates for managed care organizations in the state's Medicaid program.
Minnesota pioneering new system for paying Medicaid providers
Minnesota is the first state to gain federal approval of a new system of paying hospitals and clinics that treat Medicaid patients. Officials say the system will reward providers that keep patients healthier and cut costs. When hospitals succeed in saving the taxpayer-funded program money, some of the savings will be shared with the hospitals.
Congress digging deeper into Minnesota's Medicare program
Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate have asked for more information from Minnesota about its Medicaid program. State Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson already traveled to Capitol Hill to testify in person as Congress looks into possible overpayments. The insurance program for low-income Minnesotans is run jointly by the state and federal governments.
Medicaid numbers soar in Minnesota
The number of Minnesotans on Medicaid shot up at nearly twice the national rate over the past two years, while state costs soared by 40 percent to surpass $4 billion for the first time. There now are about 733,000 Minnesotans in the state-federal health insurance program for the poor -- called Medical Assistance in Minnesota -- an increase of 125,000 in two years, according to a new federal study.
Congressional investigators probe Minnesota's Medicaid bills
Congress is seeking more information and documents from state officials into whether four HMOs artificially inflated Medicaid costs to illegally receive federal matching dollars.
An expansion of Minnesota's medical marijuana program is underway
For the second year, the list of medical conditions that qualify for marijuana use is growing.
Minnesota medical board fails to offer full disclosure
The Star Tribune takes a look at where Minnesota's Board of Medical Practice falls short compared with regulators in other states. The paper says the board does not disclose malpractice information, though this data is readily available in many other states. In fact, patients sometimes find they can learn more about doctors practicing in Minnesota by querying agencies in other states where the same physicians are registered.
Minnesota No. 1 in nation for providing medical care
A new federal analysis of hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other medical providers ranks Minnesota's health care system the best in the U.S. The Star Tribune reports the state was first in care at medical clinics, fourth in care at hospitals, eighth in nursing homes, but 43rd in home health care. Wisconsin fell to second after it was ranked first last year. Iowa ranked sixth, North Dakota eighth and South Dakota 11th.
You Can Get BMTN Special Offers!