Medicaid Fraud http://wunc.org en Medicaid Audit Reveals Overspending http://wunc.org/post/medicaid-audit-reveals-overspending <p></p><p>A state audit of North Carolina's Medicaid system has found that it spends much more on administration costs than other states of a similar size. State auditor Beth Wood says <a href="http://www.ncauditor.net/EPSWeb/Reports/Performance/PER-2013-7291.pdf">the seventy-page audit of the Department of Health and Human Services</a> details how the state has overspent its Medicaid budget by more than 1.4 billion dollars.&nbsp; Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:55:46 +0000 Jessica Jones 9311 at http://wunc.org Medicaid Audit Reveals Overspending Cooper Announces Medicaid Fraud Busts http://wunc.org/post/cooper-announces-medicaid-fraud-busts <p></p><p>North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced today what he calls the "first wave" of ramped up efforts to fight Medicaid fraud in the state. Cooper says 18 people in 10 counties have been arrested in the past week. He says the total monetary loss to the Medicaid program from these cases is more than half a million dollars. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 21:35:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 7080 at http://wunc.org Cooper Announces Medicaid Fraud Busts Medicaid Scammers Yield $53M http://wunc.org/post/medicaid-scammers-yield-53m <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">&nbsp; </span>State investigators recouped more than $53 million last year from Medicaid scammers.</p><p>Attorney General Roy Cooper says about half the money came from a settlement with drugmaker Pfizer after investigators found the company was paying kickbacks to doctors to prescribe certain drugs.&nbsp; The rest came from a long list of smaller cases. Cooper says the Medicaid Investigative Unit netted 22 criminal convictions and 18 civil settlements over the past year.</p> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 09:50:00 +0000 Laura Leslie 11356 at http://wunc.org New State Laws Take Effect http://wunc.org/post/new-state-laws-take-effect <p></p><p>New state laws take effect today on issues ranging from video gambling and Medicaid fraud to animal abuse. Wed, 01 Dec 2010 09:50:00 +0000 Laura Leslie 11489 at http://wunc.org New State Laws Take Effect