Louisiana Wins National Award for Fighting Medicaid Fraud
WASHINGTON, DC – Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has been selected to receive the United States Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General’s Award of Excellence in Fighting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse.
“This award is a true honor and a testament to the hard-work and service of our Medicaid Fraud Control Unit,” said Attorney General Jeff Landry. “While we are concerned that recent cuts to our budget may have a negative impact on our office’s attempt to keep this standard of excellence, we remain committed to protecting Louisiana’s resources and vigorously prosecuting criminals who threaten care for our State’s vulnerable and steal taxpayer money.”
“Our office and entire State are blessed to have a Medicaid Fraud Control Unit with the professionalism and dedication to protecting Louisiana’s vulnerable and taxpayers,” continued Attorney General Jeff Landry. “Our team last year obtained 91 indictments, 73 convictions, and 25 civil settlements or judgments – recovering $17,905,243.”
“My Medicaid Fraud Control Unit also assists their colleagues throughout the country,” noted Attorney General Jeff Landry. “In addition to conducting 24 joint investigations with Federal agencies, our team contributed to the training and case coordination activities of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units and hosted their annual training conference.”
Inspector General for the United States Department of Health and Human Services Daniel Levinson is expected to present the award this afternoon in Washington, DC.