BATON ROUGE, LA –
Continuing his efforts to fight Medicaid welfare fraud, Louisiana Attorney
General Jeff Landry joined 48 other state Attorneys General in a letter
supporting bipartisan federal legislation aimed at expanding the authority of
Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU) to be able to go after Medicaid patient
abuse in non-institutional settings.
Following numerous requests by state chief legal officers – including a letter last year from General Landry and AG’s from 37 other states to then Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price – urging expansion of the MFCU’s authority, Congressmen Tim Walberg (R, MI-07) and Peter Welch (D, VT-AL) filed U.S. House Resolution 3891 – a proposal to permit MFCU’s to detect, investigate, and prosecute Medicaid patient abuse.
“Those involved in Medicaid welfare fraud, either recipient fraud or provider fraud, must be brought to justice,” said General Landry. “We commend this bipartisan Resolution that will assist us in ramping up our efforts to protect Louisiana citizens.”