Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that in the first six months of 2017, his office has recovered over $2.6 million in fraudulent Medicaid payments. In partnership with other State Attorneys General, the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units, and the United States Attorney’s Office, Hawley reached settlement agreements with six health care providers: CareCore National, LLC; Walgreens Co.; Forest Laboratories LLC, Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Forest); IPC Healthcare Inc., f/k/a IPC The Hospitalists Inc. (IPC); Omnicare Inc.; and Shire Holdings US AG, Shire Pharmaceutical LLC, Shire Regenerative Medicine LLC (Shire).
“Medicaid fraud will not be tolerated in Missouri,” Hawley said. “My office is firm in its commitment to protect taxpayer money and ensure that it is used properly.”
Attorney General Hawley encourages individuals to report suspected Medicaid fraud to his office. State law provides that a whistleblower may be entitled to 10 percent of any Medicaid fraud money recovered in a civil suit as a result of their tip. Missourians can report suspected Medicaid provider fraud and abuse through the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Hotline at 800-286-3932 or online.