Contact Us

Attorney General’s Office Recovers $335 Million in Fraudulent Claims

Facebook

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that his office recovered over $335 million for New York State in 2012 that had been improperly claimed through fraud or abuse in the Medicaid system.

This was the second highest annual recovery total ever by the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the highest recovery in seven years.

Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit shut down schemes to illegally obtain prescription drugs through Medicaid and distribute them on the street for profit. In addition, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit targeted providers that billed for unnecessary services or unnecessary visits to perform services that could have been rendered in a single visit.

Also providers that referred patients to unlicensed facilities in exchange for kickbacks; unlicensed healthcare workers; and black market drug sellers that diverted prescription medications of unknown origin, re-packaging and re-selling them to pharmacies.

More From CNY News

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://cnynews.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on CNY News quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on CNY News quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!