The Changing of the Guard? The Search for a New Medicaid Inspector General

It appears that Governor Cuomo’s office is looking to replace New York State Medicaid Inspector General James C. Cox. An internet posting seeking applications for the position of the Medicaid Inspector General (MIG) was seen on Monster.com and also indeed.com.

OMIG Highlights Errors in Home Health Payments

The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General announced on October 30 that it has recovered the single largest monetary recovery in its history, a sum of $211 million.  The repayment stems from an investigation of payments made on behalf of dually-eligible individuals, who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare.  The overpayments […]

Auditing the Auditors, Part II: New York State Senate Republicans Request Independent Audit of the OMIG

As a result of a recent Congressional report on New York State’s Medicaid program, the Legislative Gazette has reported that Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos and New York State Senate’s Republican Conference have called for an independent audit of the New York State Medicaid program. A Congressional panel had requested that federal auditors review New […]

Your Tax Dollar At Work: Fighting Medicaid Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in NYC

The New York Post has reported that the New York City Human Resources Administration (“HRA”) spent $15.6 million on Medicaid audits of providers since 2006 and has managed to recover only $11 million in misspent Medicaid funds.  The paper also reported that Medicaid Inspector General James C. Cox wrote, in a February 15, 2013 letter […]