Tax Dollars at Work: Federal Government Spent $102 million in Auditing Fees to Identify Less Than $20 Million in Medicaid Overpayments

The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) has released a report following its review of the National Medicaid Audit Program.  The GAO has determined that this program, designed to fight Medicaid fraud, has cost the United States at least $102 million in auditing fees since 2008 while identifying less than $20 million in overpayments.  Analysis of the GAO’s findings will soon follow.

This post was contributed by David Ross.


David Ross

About David Ross

David is Partner and concentrates his practice on Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance audits & investigations, Health Law including fraud and abuse, governmental investigations of all kinds, Medicaid compliance plans and Article 78 cases. He is head of our Government Investigations practice and also works in Healthcare Fraud & Abuse.