New York Reports Record Medicaid Fraud in 2013
There’s good reason for Americans to worry about whether or not federally funded healthcare programs like Medicaid and Medicare will be around when they need them during retirement. In fact, in New York in 2013, there were 851 million reasons.
The Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG), whose job it is to respond to fraud allegations and go after offenders, reported that $851 million was recovered from NY Medicaid providers who abused, defrauded, and wasted the programs resources in 2013. Worse, in the past three years, the same overseers recovered $1.73 billion. This was money that was inappropriately billed to Medicaid and paid out to people who never should have been receiving Medicaid services.
One example of Medicaid abuse last year that was unearthed by the OMIG included the fact that wealthy residents of a gated beachfront community in Brooklyn offered false information that allowed them to fraudulently receive Medicaid benefits.
Do you know of a medical professional or individual who is attempting to defraud the government by filing for Medicaid benefits they aren’t qualified to receive? You may be entitled to some of the money recouped by the government when the wrong is exposed. Contact the experienced qui tam lawyers at Begelman & Orlow, P. C. about your whistleblower claim by calling 866-627-7052. We handle cases in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the rest of the U.S.