Attorney General’s News Release
August 7, 2007
Nixon recovers $462,926 in ongoing Medicaid fraud investigation in Dekalb County
Jefferson City, Mo. — Attorney General Jay Nixon announced today that the Missouri Medicaid program will be receiving $462,926 from a pharmacy in DeKalb County that is under investigation for Medicaid fraud. Nixon said the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in his office has recovered the money from the Randolph Drug Store in Maysville.
Nixon says the investigation began when the owner reported suspicious activity by an employee of the pharmacy to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in his office. The owner’s report stated that the now ex-employee had filed claims for prescriptions that were not authorized by physicians. As part of the investigation, it was discovered that Medicaid paid $462,926 for the suspect claims, and will be reimbursed for the full amount.
“The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit was established in my office more than a decade ago to investigate these fraudulent and unscrupulous activities that cost Missouri taxpayers millions each year,” Nixon said. “We are pleased that these funds will be repaid to the Missouri Medicaid program.”