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NCJ Number: 77281 Find in a Library
Title: Medicaid Fraud Control - Fourth Annual Report, 1978
Corporate Author: New York State Office of the Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 95
Sponsoring Agency: New York State Office of the Attorney General
Albany, NY 12224
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The activities of the office of New York State's Deputy Attorney General for Medicaid Fraud Control during 1978 are reported.
Abstract: This office began investigating nursing homes in 1975. In 1977 its jurisdiction was expanded to include hospitals; and in 1978 it was designated as New York State's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and was requested to investigate ambulatory care as well. To date, the office has indicted 184 individuals for Medicaid fraud and related crimes; and out of 122 completed cases, it achieved 103 convictions. In addition, over $6 million were recovered through criminal prosecution; and $64 million were identified in Medicaid overstatements. The report covers nursing homes, hospitals, ambulatory care, patient abuse, and special inquiries. Other topics include adult homes, civil recovery, legal issues, special projects, and conclusions and recommendations. Footnotes are included. Appendixes contain charts of recoverable Medicaid funds and of a kickback scheme, guidelines for the central filing system, and a status report.
Index Term(s): Medicaid/Medicare fraud; Medical fraud; New York
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