Corporate Compliance

States push new false claims legislation

Compliance Monitor, May 9, 2007

The state of Texas revised its Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act last wek, the Whistleblower Laywer Blog reports.

The changes were designed to allow Texas to receive a greater share of Medicaid fraud recoveries once it is approved by the OIG. Texas' initial version of the act did not earn the OIG's approval, which did not allow the state to earn additional Medicaid fraud recoveries.

Further east in the country, the state of Florida passed its own false claims legislation May 2, mirrored after the federal false claims act. This also allows Florida to recieve additional Medicaid fraud recovery money if approved by the OIG.

Click here to read more about Texas' news on the Whistleblower Lawyer Blog.
Click here to read Florida's news release.

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