Medicaid fraud allegation settlement goes to fund Medicaid

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) — After a company systematically billed Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health care programs for excessive and unnecessary drug testing, Attorney General Beshear announced Kentucky has received a $945,114 in settlement.

The $256 million, multi-state settlement is not just for allegations that Millennium Health was billing for unnecessary tests, but also allegations that Millennium Health provided free items to doctors who agreed to refer expensive laboratory testing business to their company.

General Beshear’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Unit headed the investigation, charged to investigate and prosecute any health care provider who fraudulently bills or abuses the system.

“Medicaid and its expansion provides a critical service that helps Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens,” General Beshear said. “The actions of Companies like Millennium defraud not only the government but the people government serves.”

The claims resolved by the settlement are allegations only, and there has been no determination of liability. Nonetheless, the settlement funds will go directly back into the Medicaid program.

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