Medicaid fraud

Medicaid fraud

The fraudulent billing of Medicaid by physicians or other healthcare providers, or by Medicaid recipients.

Examples—Medicaid provider fraud
Padding of bills; charging for tests and services that were unnecessary or never performed; illegally prescribing controlled drugs; charging Medicaid for therapeutic time while sexually engaging the patients.

Medicaid fraud

The fraudulent billing of Medicaid by physicians or other health care providers, especially international medical graduates and psychiatrists. See Medicaid.
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Messuri began his 29 year legal career with the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office and has more than seventeen years of experience as a criminal prosecutor, including ten years as Chief of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Division and Chief of the Business & Labor Crimes Bureau.
The OIFP investigates and prosecutes fraud committed against private-sector property, casualty, and health insurers and against the state Medicaid program as follows: *In support of its existing investigation and prosecution of cases referred to OIFP by various external industry and governmental sources; and *In support of a potential expanded scope that will include detection of potential fraud, most notably by the State%s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, which resides within the OIFP
The alleged Medicaid fraud at Step-by-Step Senior Care Inc.
As if to hammer the point home, Lynn Blackmore, director of the Office of Inspector General's Medicaid fraud unit, told the new recruits that this was their money.
WORCESTER -- A city woman and her son have been indicted on Medicaid fraud and larceny charges.
One of my office's primary responsibilities is to investigate and prosecute cases of Medicaid fraud.
This action followed the discovery of Medicaid fraud by 51 All Smiles' Dental Centers in Texas having received $5.
Justice Department spokesman Tony Green said its Medicaid Fraud Unit has jurisdiction to prosecute Medicaid providers, such as doctors, nurses, and home care workers, but not recipients.
2 million," said Jeffrey Cahill, senior assistant attorney general with New Hampshire's Medicaid Fraud Unit.
Robert's interest in becoming certified arose from his work with Medicaid fraud, credentials fraud, identity theft, misappropriations of client's accounts and a variety of similar issues at the Board.
I also believe had Medicare and Medicaid fraud not been so rampant; this may have never happened.

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