Lawmakers blasted a Medicaid anti-fraud program that has cost taxpayers more than five times as much as it recovered.
Since 2008, more than $102 million was spent on the Medicaid audit effort, but only $20 million in overpayments were recovered, federal investigators revealed during a Senate hearing.
“I think Congress has been complicit in this far too long,” said Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA). The Government Accountability Office determined that nearly two-thirds of the audits of state spending were “unproductive.”
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Medicaid fraud audits poor investment: GAO