TOPEKA – (December 22, 2020) – New federal legislation broadening state authority to fight the abuse of Medicaid patients is headed to the President’s desk, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.The measure, introduced as the Medicaid Patient Abuse Prevention Act, was included as part of the appropriations and COVID-19 relief legislation approved by Congress on Monday. The legislation now awaits the President’s signature. Schmidt has advocated for passage of the anti-abuse law since 2017 when he was the incoming president of the National Association of Attorneys General, and most recently in April led a bipartisan group of attorneys general in advocating for inclusion of the bill in COVID-response legislation because isolation caused by COVID-19...
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AG Derek Schmidt: Congress expands state authority to fight abuse of Medicaid patients