The Georgia Senate has passed HB 551, the State Medicaid False Claims Act.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Edward Lindsey of Atlanta, had already been passed by the Georgia House. If it is enacted, Georgia will become the nineteenth state with a False Claims Act. The District of Columbia also has an FCA, as do several cities, including New York City and Chicago.

The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 created additional incentives for states to enact their own Medicaid False Claims Acts.

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