AG Derek Schmidt urges U.S. Senate to expand state authority to fight scams against Medicaid patients

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TOPEKA – (July 21, 2020) – The most immediate action Congress could take to strengthen the fight against scams targeting Medicaid beneficiaries is to repeal a federal restriction on the jurisdiction of existing Medicaid fraud control units, Attorney General Derek Schmidt today told a U.S. Senate panel.“With a growing number of Medicaid beneficiaries receiving services in home-care settings, and with the increasing isolation at home of many Americans, including Medicaid beneficiaries, because of COVID-19 related restrictions, eliminating this federal restriction could immediately bring more enforcement resources to the fight,” Schmidt said, adding that a bipartisan group of attorneys general had joined him in a letter urging action on the...

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AG Derek Schmidt urges U.S. Senate to expand state authority to fight scams against Medicaid patients

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