The Inspector General for the Dept. of Health and Human Services has released a report on the operation of State Medicaid Fraud Control Units for fiscal years 2004 and 2005.
Over that period the units collected nearly $1.3 billion in court-ordered fines, restitutions, penalties and settlements. Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia have MFCUs, which investigate and prosecute Medicaid provider fraud and patient abuse and neglect. Most of the units are located within each state’s attorney general office.
The report can be found at the website of the HHS OIG.