Ohio tops nation in prosecuting Medicaid fraud
As reported by the Dayton Daily News, investigations of health care providers billing taxpayers while neglecting or defrauding Medicaid patients have more than doubled in Ohio since 2010 and led to 124 indictments last year, more than in any other state. The increase in fraud investigations and indictments is likely not related to increased caseload -- the number of providers billing Medicaid has remained fairly constant at around 92,000 -- but because the state is getting better at catching the fraud that already existed. "The Ohio Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is doing as good or better than any in the country," said Lloyd Early, special agent in charge of Medicaid fraud in the Ohio Attorney General's Office.
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