Corporate Compliance

NY Medicaid Inspector General's job in question

Compliance Monitor, June 22, 2011

New York's Medicaid Inspector General Jim Sheehan may resign within 30 days, according to an article posted on Crain's New York.com. According to the article, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to officially announce Sheehan’s resignation.

Sheehan has served as the Medicaid Inspector General since 2007 and has recouped more than $1 billion in fraud and abuse for the state healthcare program, according to the article. The New York Medicaid program is the most expensive in the nation, costing more than $52 billion.

At press time, neither the Governor’s office nor the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General officially announced Sheehan’s resignation.

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