Recuperating more than $165 million from Medicaid scams in 2015 assisted a Florida investigative system to win nationwide honors, authorities stated Monday.
Florida’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit got the Award for Excellence in Fighting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse from the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General at the 2017 Honor Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C.
” Since taking workplace, my Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has recuperated almost $700 million in taken Medicaid funds for Florida taxpayers, and I am honored that our workplace is being acknowledged nationally for the investigative and prosecutorial work we do daily to secure taxpayer money and guarantee justice is served,” Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi stated in a declaration.
One joint operation with federal authorities in 2015 led to more than 100 arrests in Florida for more than $200 million in Medicaid and Medicare scams.
Just New York’s Medicaid scams system gathered more in healings in 2015, practically $229 million, inning accordance with a federal report.