The director of Ohio's Medicaid system has announced high error rates in the areas of payment and eligibility determination.

Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran says the state could face penalties in the billions of dollars if the problems aren't fixed. Corcoran documented the problems in a memo sent to Republican Gov. Mike DeWine this week.

Corcoran called the program she inherited from the administration of former Republican Gov. John Kasich a mess. She said medical providers were often receiving much less money than was owed.

A Kasich spokesman said Kasich inherited a troubled system and made many improvements to it.

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