False Claims Laws Allow Some States To Recover Millions in Fraudulent Medicaid Payments
Many states have been using false claims laws to recover fraudulent Medicaid payments. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, which allows a state in certain circumstances to recover a share of the federal government's false claim payout in addition to the state's recovered Medicaid payout, provided states with more incentive to establish their own false claims laws. For example, Maryland -- which passed a false claims law in 2011 -- recovered $39.8 million in fiscal year 2014, and Indiana has recovered more than $165 million as a result of whistleblower cases filed under its false claims act since 2009.
- "Anti-Fraud Fervor: States Step Up False Claims Actions To Recover Medicaid Dollars" (Schencker, Modern Healthcare, 7/25).