HHS Calls NY Medicaid Fraud Unit Understaffed, Undertrained

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT) -- While New York state's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit obtained more than 400 criminal convictions and recovered upwards of $750 million over three years, it was understaffed and its caseload decreased as referrals increased, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Monday.

The on-site review released by the HHS inspector general also found that the unit didn't provide adequate training plans and opportunities for its attorneys, auditors and investigators; lacked policies and procedures to reflect current practices; and lacked consistency in its case files and...
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