Former Governor Under Fire For Dropping Medicaid Claims

There is some controversy surrounding former Governor Fletcher’s new position as a consultant at the Pikeville Medical Center.

State records show about two months before former Governor Ernie Fletcher left office last year, a $3.4 million payment was made in exchange for the hospital dropping Medicaid claims for additional reimbursement.

Fletcher's former general counsel says the settlement was reached through the health and family services cabinet and not through the governor's office.

A lawyer for the Pikeville medical center says he does not believe there is a connection to Fletcher’s consulting deal.

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