Sunday, April 4, 2010

New York Child Welfare Fraud Sophistication

For those of you who are following my political journey to end Medicaid fraud in child welfare, I am quite sure some of you are wondering why I am calling out academic institutions.

Well, in the spirit of National Child Abuse Propaganda Month, one finds it is such academic institutions that generate data as well as graduates who will go forth in the world validating their received public letters. This is just a very nice way of saying the universities pump false child abuse data to keep the federal dollars flowing in crank out minion-graduantes to keep promulgating the racket of child welfare fraud.

The name of the game is Medicaid fraud. The only way to catch the fraud is after the bill is paid.

The case deals with Medicaid fraud in child welfare and the "switcho-chango" factor the State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) did with the State University of New York (SUNY) and Cornell.

Feds probing Medicaid fraud at SUNY firm

By BRENDAN J. LYONS, Senior writer
First published: Sunday, October 25, 2009

ALBANY -- A federal criminal investigation into systemic fraud related to audits of New York's Medicaid program is targeting numerous supervisors and employees at the state Health Department and the Research Foundation for the State University of New York.

Interviews with people familiar with the matter and documents obtained by the Times Union show that in recent weeks at least seven employees with those agencies received letters from federal prosecutors in Albany notifying them they are targets in the investigation. The letters say evidence is being prepared for presentation to a federal grand jury for indictment in a case involving fraud, health care fraud, falsification of records and conspiracy.

The targeted employees were encouraged to contact prosecutors to discuss a pre-indictment settlement, and to consult attorneys if necessary. The letters were sent by assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Lord, who specializes in white-collar crime cases.

Federal investigators with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are pursuing whether the scandal reaches into the upper levels of management for the SUNY Research Foundation and the state Health Department, according to sources briefed on the case. At stake is more than $22 billion in annual matching federal funds for Medicaid. The allegations are that Research Foundation workers, who were under contract with the state Health Department to audit the program, were pushed to manipulate data related to the percentage of ineligible people receiving benefits...more

Stay tuned for more exposure of New York kid scams, the home of the Sophisticated Child Welfare Fraud Syndicate.
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