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Millions returned to state and federal Medicaid program

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Posted: Aug 4, 2010 10:36 AM by Brian Waldrep
Updated: Aug 4, 2010 11:02 AM
Source: La. Attorney General's Office

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Topics: Medicaid, Fraud, Money, Returned

The Louisiana Attorney General's Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) has returned $44,919,842.78 to the state and federal Medicaid Program.

The money was a result of fraudulent payments to the Medicaid Program, as well as the State's participation in various multi-state settlements such as the Pfizer settlement in which Louisiana received over $8.5 million.

The three primary Medicaid fraud schemes are: (1) billing for services not rendered; (2) providers who bill the government for more expensive services than they actually performed; and (3) providers who make illegal payments to third parties in exchange for business or referrals billed to Medicaid.

The MFCU made 102 arrests and 67 convictions, including Medicaid Fraud, Filing and Maintaining False Public Records.

If you suspect Medicaid fraud, please contact the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at 225-326-6210.

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