One of my office’s primary responsibilities is to investigate and prosecute cases of Medicaid fraud. When criminals defraud Florida’s Medicaid program, they are essentially stealing money from taxpayers. As Florida’s attorney general, I am dedicated to working with various partners to identify and stop Medicaid fraud.
My Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) has eight offices throughout Florida. Florida’s Medicaid program is a more than $22.9 billion state and federal partnership that serves more than 3 million Floridians. As such, we work closely with the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). AHCA carefully scrutinizes claims it receives and refers any possible fraudulent claims to MFCU. We also receive tips about Medicaid fraud directly from other sources, including citizens and other state agencies.