Medicaid billing fraud settled - Wyoming Tribune

Medicaid billing fraud settled - Wyoming Tribune

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Medicaid billing fraud settled - Wyoming Tribune -
Medicaid billing fraud settled
Wyoming Tribune, WY
“Wyoming’s piece is part of a $25 million settlement to be split among the United States, 30 states and the District of Columbia.

The government charged Pediatrix improperly billed Medicaid for its services between January 1996 and December 1999.

Pediatrix admitted infants to hospital neonatal intensive care units using codes for admission of critically ill infants when a significant number of the infants were not that sick, government investigators said.

The investigation began in Colorado in 1998 and spread to Wyoming, where the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit studied records from the state Department of Health.”