Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Govts defrauding Govts over Healthcare

New York State and City to pay record fine to Federal Government. Hey!! This is more "savings" Obama can use to buy even more Government Healthcare.

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- New York state and New York City agreed to pay a record $540 million to settle allegations they filed false Medicaid claims, the U.S. Justice Department said.
State and local officials allegedly submitted claims for reimbursement for school-based healthcare services provided to Medicaid-eligible children from 1990 to 2001, the Justice Department said Tuesday in a news release.

The settlement is a record federal recovery for the Medicaid program, Justice Department officials said.

The settlement resolves allegations that the state of New York knowingly failed to provide proper advice on requirements for a service to be eligible for coverage by the Medicaid program and failed to monitor districts and counties for compliance as required, among other things.