20 Arrested In Medicaid Fraud Roundup
The Louisiana Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) this week arrested 20 personal care attendants as part of a crackdown on provider fraud in the New Orleans area. MFCU agents initiated an investigation after receiving a citizen tip reporting potential personal care service fraud. Investigators learned that the personal care attendant being accused of fraudulent activity was servicing a Medicaid recipient living at a senior residential facility in New Orleans. Many other elderly residents living at the same housing complex are eligible for personal care services rendered through private provider agencies that bill the Louisiana Medicaid Program.
- Date:April 16, 2014
- Agency:Louisiana Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies