The company hired in 2010 to process Medicaid applications for Colorado counties is underperforming, and county governments, including Jeffco, could be taking over those duties.
Maximus, a private company that provides processing services to governments, had guaranteed it would process 95 percent of the applications correctly and in a timely manner. Yet it has fallen short of that mark, reporting in March a backlog of 53 percent of all Medicaid cases.
A request for an interview with Maximus did not bring a response by press time.
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