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Medicaid Fraud

In fiscal years 2006 and 2007, Medicaid paid for about 1,800 prescriptions for controlled substances written for dead patients and 1,200 controlled substance prescriptions “written” by dead physicians in the states of California, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, and Texas.

Source: “MEDICAID: Fraud and Abuse Related to Controlled Substances Identified in Selected States,” Government Accountability Office, September 30, 2009, http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d091004t.pdf

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October 21, 2009 - Posted by | Federal Government, healthcare | ,

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