Time to Act on Medicaid Fraud

The Heartland Institute put out a compilation of resources on reducing fraud in Medicaid and Medicare.  In Pennsylvania, Auditor General Jack Wagner has found fraud and errors in Medicaid that could add up to around $1 billion dollars.

The American Legislative Exchange Council has model legislation (members only) on An Act Relating To Recovery Audits For Government Overpayments Of Tax Dollars, which would attempt to recover overpayments and fraudulent payments in Medicaid (and other state programs) by rewarding contractors with percentage of funds recovered.