SUNY foundation settles claims of doctored Medicaid audits

The Research Foundation of the State University of New York (SUNY) settled claims that it falsified audits of the state's Medicaid program between October 2007 and September 2008, hiding the number of ineligible people receiving Medicaid benefits, according to Syracuse.com.

The Research Foundation of SUNY agreed to pay $3.75 million after federal prosecutors joined a lawsuit filed by former Research Foundation employee Ava Dock and four others. As an analyst for the Research Foundation, Dock discovered the agency deleted data files and altered information before presenting the audit to the federal Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, according to Syracuse.com. The altered records allowed the state to receive its annual $22 billion in Medicaid funding from the federal government. Dock is slated to receive a portion of the settlement as part of her whistleblower claim. Article

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