Thursday, April 1, 2010

Maryland Passes Medicaid Fraud Bill

Senate OKs bill aimed at Medicaid fraud
37-8 margin encourages House backers
March 24, 2010|By Annie Linskey |

State senators voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for legislation intended to combat Medicaid fraud, a year after rejecting a similar measure amid strong opposition from the state's hospitals.

The bill approved Tuesday included a compromise with the hospitals that lawmakers said would protect them against frivolous lawsuits. It passed, 37-8.

"It is a great day," said Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, who has been lobbying for the bill on behalf of the O'Malley administration...more

It's got a qui tam provision, too!
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