New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced that the state’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) recovered more that $283 million in 2009.
The unit also obtained 148 criminal convictions related to Medicaid fraud.
Cuomo’s office submitted an annual report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It details the activities and successes of NY’s MFCU.
The report highlights Operation Home Alone, an investigation of corruption in the home care industry; settlements with several pharmaceutical companies, including Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Astra Zeneca, and Aventis for off-label marketing, kickbacks, misreporting prices, and other fraud; nursing home fraud investigations; and other types of program fraud.