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Attorneys general from 37 states request funding to investigate fraud in home care environment

On May 11, 2017, attorney generals from 37 states sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price that requests policy changes to allow Medicaid funds to be used to investigate fraud and abuse in the home care environment.

The request follows data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that predicts one out of 10 seniors will be a victim of elder abuse.

The letter requests that Medicaid Fraud Control Units funds will also fund the investigations and prosecutions in non-institutional setting, such as home health and hospice.