Officials say the firm that provides healthcare to Medicaid recipients in the District of Columbia may owe $85 million to the city's doctors, clinics and hospitals.
D.C. Chartered Health Plan has been taken over by the city. According to the Washington Post, receiver Daniel Watkins said Friday that the firm is suspending payment to providers effective immediately. The $85 million figure is about double the previous estimates of Chartered's potential liabilities. About $60 million of the total is Medicaid claims that haven't been paid.