CORRECTION to April 5 story on Medicaid enrollment

EDS: Clients who used the Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Medicaid Purge that moved Wednesday, April 5, under a WASHINGTON dateline are are asked to run the following correction. The errors occurred in the eighth, 11th and 12th grafs of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – An April 5 story about state efforts to verify the eligibility of people on Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System rolls mischaracterized parts of the verification process. AHCCCS, the state’s Medicaid program, expects that it can determine eligibility of about three-quarters of current enrollees simply by checking already-available federal data, and it is working with the Department of Economic Security to streamline the process for food stamp recipients.