Thursday, March 10, 2011

Record Year so far for Tenncare (Medicaid) Arrests

Tennessee is the number two state in retail prescriptions issued per capita at 17.3 yearly. Do ya think Tenncare fraud is a factor????

NASHVILLE – Both January and February were record months for the agency that pursues fraud in the ranks of TennCare, the public healthcare insurance program for people who are low-income or disabled.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) made a total of 42 arrests for TennCare fraud in the first two months of the year, with most of the arrests involving prescription drugs. That’s more than in any other two-month period in the agency’s seven years of operation.