Attorney General’s report: Fraud division recoveries surpass $68 million

ATLANTA — Attorney General Chris Carr announced that the office’s Medicaid Fraud Division has obtained civil recoveries totaling more than $68 million since November 2016. Over this same time period, the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Division has prosecuted more than 60 people for Medicaid fraud and the abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults, resulting in $17 million in restitution orders in criminal matters.

“Our Medicaid Fraud Division works hard each day to preserve the integrity of our Medicaid program and to protect taxpayer dollars, no matter the amount,” Carr said in a news release. “This includes pursuing instances of fraud, abuse or exploitation committed by health care providers or those responsible for the care of elder or at-risk Georgians. This type of illegal and deceptive behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated, and we will continue to use all tools at our disposal to ensure those who engage in these practices are held accountable for their actions.”

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