Attorney General: Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
This unit polices Florida’s $12 billion per year Medicaid program. Medicaid Fraud can take many forms and cost Floridians hundreds of millions of dollars each year. The most common involves doctors, dentists, clinics and other health care providers billing for services never performed, over billing for services provided, or billing for tests, services and products which are medically unnecessary.
In addition to investigating fraud committed by health care providers, the Unit also investigates the abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly, ill and disabled residents of long term care facilities such as nursing homes, facilities for the mentally and physically disabled and assisted care living facilities. The investigation of corruption in the administration of the Medicaid program is another important responsibility of the Unit.