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Michigan considers a Medicaid False Claims Act

Michigan lawmakers are considering a bill that would reward people who successfully sue health care providers for Medicaid fraud. The legislation is similar to whistleblower laws in other states and is receiving strong support from Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox. State False Claims Acts are credited with increasing recoveries from defrauders by a factor of three – or even four.

The Detroit News ran an August 28, 2005 story on the proposed legislation.

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