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Medicaid Fraud Crackdown

March 16th, 2010 by Mike Vasilinda

Attorney General McCollum has reached a six point five million dollar settlement with drug supplier Dey over allegations of drug price manipulation. About half of the money will go into the state treasury, while another million will go into a whistleblower fund and a pharmacist who blew the whistle on the company will take a share. McCollum says he has been recovering more with fewer people

“Since the 2007-2008 fiscal year, we have now returned, from Medicaid fraud division efforts like this, over 29 million dollars to the general revenue fund of the state of Florida, to the taxpayers,” McCollum said.

McCollum says the state could be collecting even more if he had more staff. One estimate is that the state is losing over three billion dollars in Medicaid fraud each year.

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