New York AG’s Office Recovers More Than $283 Million In Medicaid Fraud

The New York state attorney general’s office announced yesterday that it recovered more than $283 million and obtained a record of 148 Medicaid fraud convictions in 2009. This information is detailed in an Annual Report submitted to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The report highlights the cases, settlements, and convictions of the AG’s office, including civil settlements with licensed home health care services and certified home health care agencies totaling $51.7 million and 25 criminal convictions; settlements with pharmaceutical companies for off-label marketing, kickbacks, misreporting prices, and other fraud; and a $15.6 million judgment against two dentists who operated a mobile dentist business and who knowingly employed an individual with a prior felony conviction.

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