Kansas AG Reports Big Year for Medicaid Recoveries

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

The Kansas Attorney General's office reports a record year getting back money lost to Medicaid fraud and abuse.

Attorney General Stephen Six says stepped up enforcement last year brought in $17,887,039.08. Much of that came from multi-state litigation involving Merck, Glasco Smith Kline, Walgreens, Cephalon and others.

Six says the amount is four times what was recovered in 2007 and 23 times what the state got back in 2006.

“With budgets being cut and vital programs threatened in all state agencies, my office will continue to crack down on fraud and abuse and return that money to the state,” Six said in a statement. “With a sustained effort, my office can reduce the amount tax dollars being defrauded from the state Medicaid program.”

The Attorney General’s office has a Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division which investigates and prosecutes reports of fraud. It also reviews complaints of the physical abuse or neglect of Medicaid recipients.


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