In Medicaid Fraud Investigations, a Controversial Tool

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This article is the third of an occasional series on the consequences of state efforts to curb spiraling health costs, and the dollars lawmakers might target in the future. 

When it comes to finding cost savings in the state’s unwieldy Medicaid program, the Health and Human Services Commission’s Office of Inspector General gets high marks.  

The division, charged with investigating fraud among health providers paid to treat poor children and the disabled, has dramatically increased both its caseload and the potential monetary returns associated with it over the last fiscal year, a spike that has won rave ...

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