The state has hired a company to detect waste, fraud and abuse in the state's Medicaid program, Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday.
On Oct. 4, Kentucky signed a contract with Ingenix, a Minnesota-based company. The company will use computer technology to review medical claims from Kentucky Medicaid providers, Beshear said in a release.
The contract is part of Medicaid cost-containment initiatives announced in July. State officials estimate that the new system will identify $27 million each year in excess spending.