Molina said it immediately recognized that it had information it should not have received, and reported it.
Xerox also complains that Molina had superior
access to DHHR officials. Molina said it's hard to avoid knowing officials when doing business with the agency.
This grappling is just a symptom of the enormity of Medicaid. If this is what is happening in a small state, imagine the battle in the other states that administer Medicaid programs.
Spending less than 1 percent of the state's Medicaid budget on the computer processing of claims seems like a good deal for taxpayers. But it works only if the bidding process is fair to all.
Legislators should keep this dispute on their radar.