Medicaid Fraud Recovery Tops $1 Billion

The Texas attorney general's office is touting a new state record — $1 billion in Medicaid fraud recoveries over the last 10 years.

About $400 million of the state's recoveries were returned to Texas' coffers. The federal government, which provides roughly 60 percent of funding for the state's Medicaid program for low-income Texans, received the remaining recoveries.

Texas has ramped up Medicaid fraud investigations in recent years, and the majority of the state's cases have been resolved with the help of private whistleblowers, who can receive up to 25 percent of a fraud settlement by referring ...

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