BOSTON — The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Division recovered more than $45 million for the state Medicaid program in 2017, according to Attorney General Maura Healey.The AG's Medicaid Fraud Division is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of fraud against the state's Medicaid program, known as MassHealth. The Division recovered nearly $11 for every dollar appropriated in the 2017 fiscal year budget for its work.In 2017, the Medicaid Fraud Division pursued a variety of cases for Massachusetts that achieved substantial settlements from various entities including pharmacies, doctors, home health companies, and dental practices.In addition to the civil settlements, three individuals were convicted in 2017 after the Medicaid Fraud Division brought criminal charges against them for defrauding MassHealth. An additional nine people were criminally charged in 2017 and their cases are currently pending.
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