NY Recovered $851M In Medicaid Fraud And Abuse Last Year

Law360, New York (February 3, 2014, 2:45 PM EST) -- New York state's Medicaid watchdog recovered $851 million in abuses and fraud in 2013, a banner year that saw busts of brazen criminal activity and that comes as the state is pitching a multibillion-dollar price break at the federal level that could help keep several beleaguered New York City hospitals open.

The recovery brought the state's Office of the Medicaid Inspector General to a three-year total above $1.7 billion, a number that could move higher in coming years, according to Medicaid Inspector General James C. Cox,...
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