Each year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General publishes a report of the statistical data from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) for the previous federal fiscal year. According to the report, Florida ranked second in the nation in total recoveries for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The report highlights more than $165 million in recoveries by MFCU during federal fiscal year 2015-2016.
“My Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigators work tirelessly to stop Medicaid fraud and recover stolen funds for taxpayers,” said Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. “This report sends the strong message that we will continue to aggressively pursue anyone trying to defraud Florida’s Medicaid program.”
The MFCU investigates and prosecutes providers that intentionally defraud Florida’s Medicaid program through fraudulent billing practices and investigates allegations of patient abuse, neglect, and exploitation in facilities receiving state Medicaid dollars. Since Bondi took office in 2011, the MFCU has obtained more than half a billion dollars in settlements and judgments.