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Medicaid fraud unit obtains millions in recoveries

March 28, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Medicaid Fraud Control Units obtained 1,503 convictions in fiscal year 2018, including 1,109 convictions for fraud and 394 convictions for patient abuse or neglect, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General. Fraud conviction accounted for about 73% of all convictions for the last five years. Criminal recoveries in fiscal year 2018 were $314 million—less than half of the amount recovered in 2017, but on par with fiscal years 2014-2016, according to the report....

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Medicaid Fraud Control Units recover about $36 million from DME in 2016

May 24, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Medicaid Fraud Control Units made 29 criminal convictions and 56 civil settlements and judgments involving DMEPOS providers in fiscal year 2016, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published in May. On the criminal side, the units recovered more than $5 million; on the civil side, they recovered about $31 million. In all, the units reported 1,564 criminal convictions and 998 civil settlements and judgments, representing a total of almost $1.9 billion in recoveries....

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Medicaid fraud unit secures millions in recoveries

September 14, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Medicaid Fraud Control Units in 2015 obtained 1,553 criminal convictions and 731 civil settlements and judgments for provider fraud and patient abuse and neglect, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.Criminal recoveries were nearly $350 million, while civil recoveries reached nearly $395 million, the report states. Of those numbers, DMEPOS providers accounted for 33 criminal convictions with $12.7 million in recoveries; and 30 civil settlements and judgments...

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