Maryland Uncovers $26 million in Medicaid Fraud

Maryland Lieutenant Governer, Anthony Brown, presently campaigning with Martin O’Malley for re-election this fall, announced that the state’s health department has uncovered $26 million in fraud and waste within the state’s Medicaid program for fiscal year 2010. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has recovered fraudulently obtained funds of approximately $100 million since FY 2006, and expects the number to increase beginning in October, when the Maryland False Health Claims Act of 2010, for which Brown lobbied, goes into effect. The State Health Department believes that total recoveries for the year, taking into account the new Act, could reach $46.5 million, a 75% increase over the prior year.

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