The New York Attorney General's office recovered $335 million in Medicaid fraud for taxpayers in 2012.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the money had been improperly claimed through fraud or abuse in the Medicaid system. This was the second-highest annual recovery total every by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and the highest recovery in seven years.

"Part of my first major initiative when I took office was to bolster the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit with additional prosecutors, investigators and auditors, in order to even more aggressively root out fraud and return money illegally stolen from New York taxpayers and their government," Schneiderman said.  "That initiative has paid off with record recoveries for taxpayers this year. My office's Medicaid Fraud team will keep working hard to root out fraud wherever it exists, and protect the integrity of the Medicaid program for those who truly need it."

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO, part of your ALM digital membership.

  • Critical BenefitsPRO information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
NOT FOR REPRINT

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from www.copyright.com. All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.