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Home Care Recipient: Medicaid Fraud Is Not a Victimless Crime

Richard West (House Oversight & Government Reform Committee)
Richard West (House Oversight & Government Reform Committee)

Health care providers that use fraudulent billing practices can cost Medicaid, Medicare and private health insurers and private long-term care insurers dearly -- and, in some cases, interfere with quality of care patients receive.

Two subcommittees at the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee looked at the effect of provider fraud on a Medicaid patient during a joint hearing convened Wednesday (see video).

are not supposed to talk about a case while investigations are under way.

West said that, because he could not talk about the case and explain his side, he felt as if he had gotten a reputation as a troublemaker, and that was interfering with his access to care.

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