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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She was arrested following a joint statement released by the state's health department and the Office of the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit on Feb.
Usha Sood, 72, owner and operator of Harper Dermatology in Roseville, with five counts of Medicaid Fraud False Claim for billing Medicaid for services that were not performed.
Our Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is the investigative arm of this office for Medicaid fraud," Paxton spokesman Marc Rylander said Thursday.
The alleged Medicaid fraud at Step-by-Step Senior Care Inc.
As deputy editor on the national and metro desks at the Times, he oversaw investigations into Medicaid fraud and the Big Branch mine disaster.
Guzman is charged with Medicaid fraud (two counts), false claims to public agency, larceny (four counts), identity fraud (two counts), and unlicensed practice of psychology (two counts).
One of my office's primary responsibilities is to investigate and prosecute cases of Medicaid fraud.
Even the allegation of Medicaid Fraud can be extremely damaging, since the Affordable Care Act grants sweeping powers to state Medicaid authorities to suspend payments to any provider who is deemed to face credible fraud allegations, as has been seen in recent high-profile cases in California and New Mexico.
Almost since the inception of the Medicaid Program there have been allegations of widespread Medicaid fraud by health care providers and vendors--nursing homes, hospitals, physicians, pharmacies, durable medical equipment dealers, laboratories, transportation companies, and the like.
Home health care providers now top the Medicaid fraud unit referral rankings.
WASHINGTON -- Although private contractors have received $102 million to review Medicaid fraud data, only about $20 million in overpayments has been uncovered since 2008, according to the federal government.

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