N.Y. State's Sweeping Health Care Fraud Reform

Law360, New York (October 5, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The New York State Legislature recently enacted tough new health care fraud provisions intended to strengthen the state’s Medicaid enforcement efforts.

Senate Bill No. S8450, which the governor is expected to sign, mandates a reorganization of the state’s anti-health-care-fraud system by creating an independent Medicaid inspector general’s office to oversee all Medicaid fraud detection, prevention, and recovery efforts.

In addition, S8450 contains provisions directly affecting health care providers, including a requirement that virtually all Medicaid providers must implement a health care compliance program in accordance with...
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