he Mississippi Senate passed a narrower version of a bill recently that would require an electronic records system for Medicaid and a regular audit of Medicaid recipients. House Bill 1116 would hire an outside company to build a computerized record of Medicaid recipients' information.
The Senate version, approved by a committee, requires that Medicaid officials periodically verify recipients' financial information and residency to determine if they're still eligible for aid. Any recipient found to have left Mississippi would stop getting aid within three months after they left.
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