Medicaid fraud unit recovered $13.5 million in 2013

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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:07 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

LINCOLN — The Medicaid fraud unit at the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office says it recovered more than $13.5 million last year.

Attorney General Jon Bruning’s office announced Tuesday that the unit has recovered more than $77 million since it was created in 2004. The recovered money reimburses the Medicaid program for losses and can be applied to legal fees in some cases. The cases often involve service providers and drug companies that violate Medicaid rules.

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