False information to Medicaid

Q: If I told Medicaid I had rented instead of owning the property, and was approved. With today’s new health care changes, am I ok?

A: Providing false information to obtain Medicaid benefits unfortunately is a crime. Medicaid could take action to recover payments they wrongfully made based on that information, by having you charged with the crimes of theft and fraud and/or suing you in civil court. If by “today’s new health care changes” you are referring to the Affordable Care Act, it has no bearing on the fraud and overpayment issue.


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