If the HRA Bureau of Fraud Investigation has sent you or a family member a letter regarding Medicaid fraud, be sure to address such information with precaution. It is important to not ignore such letters, considering criminal and civil charges may arise from doing so.
Why Would Medicaid Investigate You? Receiving a letter from the Human Resources Administration (HRA) indicates that either local or state government suspects that you are guilty of Medicaid fraud, and is not a matter to be taken lightly. A Medicaid Fraud conviction can result in
In today’s world, public healthcare programs require a very large expenditure of taxpayer dollars. Put in perspective, programs like Medicare and Medicaid accounted for 17.9 percent of the American GDP – over $2.6 trillion – nearly a decade back and in 2013, health spending was
As of May 2018, nearly 70 million Americans are enrolled in the Medicaid program. Medicaid spending currently exceeds $550 billion dollars annually, which is roughly one-tenth of the total federal budget. Low-income families, pregnant women, and elderly and disabled people are often eligible for Medicaid
Medicaid fraud costs amount to millions of dollars each year, channeling valuable funds away from legitimate health care services to those who are truly in need. In 2014, 107 healthcare providers were arrested in several cities and charged with stealing about $452 million in funds.