New York City to Pay More Than $1 Million To Resolve Medicaid False Claims Act Lawsuit
ALBANY, NEW YORK - The City of New York has agreed to pay the United States $1.05 million to settle allegations that the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) violated the False Claims Act by causing various insurance companies (known as "managed care organizations" or "MCOs") to provide health care coverage to individuals that HRA knew, or should have known, were ineligible to receive Medicaid benefits through New York State's Medicaid program, according to United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian. Medicaid is a matching program in which the United States shares with the States the cost of medical services for low income and disabled individuals.
- Date:August 4, 2014
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions