Thursday, April 22, 2010

HHS Revs Up Its Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Section

UPDATE:  After review of HHS OIG work to rev up States Medicaid Fraud Control Units, as of May 2016,  I was not impressed.

Hot off the presses!  

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is revving up oversight for the States Medicaid Fraud Control Units.

New Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Section

To better showcase the important role played by State Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs), OIG has developed a new section of the website devoted to these State organizations and their activities.  The 50 MFCUs, which are funded on a matching basis as part of the Medicaid program, are established in Federal law as "single, identifiable" Units operated by the States and devoted to the investigation and prosecution of Medicaid fraud and patient abuse and neglect.  As part of its oversight responsibility for the MFCUs, OIG conducts periodic reviews of Unit activities and issues annual certifications.
You can explore the new MFCU section and its various links here:
http://www.oig.hhs.gov/fraud/mfcu/

As a feature of this new section, OIG will now be featuring press releases of enforcement actions taken by these State agencies.  You can view our initial list of April MFCU enforcement actions here:
http://www.oig.hhs.gov/fraud/enforcement/state/2010/04.asp  You can view February and March enforcement actions by going through the "State Enforcement Actions" link in the main MFCU section.

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