Colorado receives over $1 million in Medicaid fraud settlement

COLORADO SPRINGS — Attorney General Phil Weiser announced that Colorado will receive more than $1 million after a settlement with Essilor, an optical lens company.

Essilor paid providers kickbacks to refer patients to their company resulting in the submission of false claims to the Colorado Medicaid program. In the settlement, Essilor agreed to pay 35 states a total of $22 million with interest.

“Kickbacks like those Essilor offered can harm consumers by leaving them with products that are not in their best interest. In this case, the kickbacks affected some of the most vulnerable Coloradans,” Weiser said.

Source: Colorado receives over $1 million in Medicaid fraud settlement / Fox 21

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