Gov. Perdue Kicks Off Campaign to Crack Down on Medicaid Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Gov. Bev Perdue today announced measures cracking down on Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse that costs taxpayers millions of dollars each year.  These include:

  1. newly created Medicaid SWAT teams, with specially trained investigators,
  2. better use of computer technology to detect and prevent abuse,
  3. a campaign to encourage the public and providers to report suspected Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse,
  4. toughening North Carolina’s anti-fraud laws by stopping kickbacks to providers that refer patients for Medicaid services,
  5. ending the soliciting of patients for services they don’t need, and
  6. doubling the staff size of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Investigations Unit, which every year recovers millions for the State.