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Medicaid Cost Savings 2001

Cost Savings Strategies for the South Carolina Medicaid Program
October 2001


This is our second report on the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) management of the state Medicaid program. Medicaid provides health care for eligible recipients, and is jointly funded by federal and state dollars. Eligible recipients are those who receive cash assistance, as well as children, pregnant women, the disabled, and the elderly who meet income and resource requirements.

Our first report focused on issues involving Medicaid fraud and abuse, prescription drugs costs, and state funding. Based on additional concerns of the audit requesters, we reviewed three other areas, with the goal of identifying cost savings without cutting back on services to Medicaid recipients.