Tag: medicaid fraud control unit
According to an investigation by MFCU, Diane Ellis allegedly defrauded the Florida Medicaid program out of more than $5,000 over the course of three years.
Ashley Moody Showcases Senior Protection During National Elder Law and National Older Americans Month
“Our seniors deserve peace of mind and the ability to enjoy their retirement, free of worry that deceitful scammers will exploit them. Our office is dedicated to strengthening laws and bolstering efforts to protect seniors. As your attorney general, I will always work to protect those who call Florida home,” Moody said.
Ashley Moody Helps Secure $300 Million Following Investigation into Improper Marketing, Sale of Suboxone
State Attorney General Ashley Moody, working with state and federal partners, helped secure $300 million following a nationwide investigation. Moody’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) worked with the U.S. Department of Justice and other state...
Attorney General Ashley Moody, working with state and federal partners, announced this week that she took part in a nationwide effort that has secured more than $40 million and around $500,000 for the Sunshine State by investigating Medicaid and assisted breathing device rentals.
Florida’s Medicaid program will receive more than $4 million through efforts by Moody and other state attorneys general.
The discussion focused on the recent increase in Medicaid enrollment nationwide and fraud related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group also discussed ways state and federal agencies can partner to protect taxpayer money and stop fraud and identity theft amid the current health crisis.
As the pandemic and resulting economic crises deepen, enrollment in Florida’s Medicaid Program is increasing. More than four million Floridians now rely on Medicaid for health coverage, creating more opportunity for criminals to exploit the government benefit to steal taxpayer money.
After taking the oath of office on Jan. 8, 2019, Attorney General Moody quickly went to work to fulfill campaign promises—fighting to end the opioid crisis, combating human trafficking, supporting Florida law enforcement officers and working hard to protect all Floridians.
“Fraud and identity theft rates in Florida are outrageous and totally unacceptable,” Patronis said. “That's why I'm bringing everyone to the table to combat this out-of-control epidemic that targets seniors, businesses, and every Florida family."