Minnesota falters in fight against home care fraud

Unscrupulous caregivers submit millions of dollars in fraudulent home care bills to the state every year, yet only a fraction are ever prosecuted, and even fewer wind up in jail or paying substantial restitution.

Of the 425 home caregivers and agencies notified of wrongful billing practices since 2008, just one in four were ultimately convicted, according to a review of public documents by the Star Tribune. Minnesota, once considered a leader in prevention of theft and fraud in the Medicaid program, now lags many comparable states in the number of cases investigated and the sums recovered for taxpayers.

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