Medicaid fraud recoveries dropped 20 percent in 2014

Data released by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) shows that recoveries by state Medicaid fraud units totaled $2 billion in 2014, a $500 million drop from the previous year. California, Ohio, Indiana and Texas led the way in total investigations, each netting more than 1,000. New York and Ohio each captured 118 and 102 convictions respectively, and New York added 66 civil settlements and judgments related to Medicaid fraud. New York and Louisiana had the highest amount in recoveries, with $378 million and $245 million, respectively. Civil recoveries made up the bulk of the money, totaling $1.7 billion. Interactive map and chart