30. Legislative intent. This title establishes an independent office of Medicaid inspector general within the department to consolidate staff and other Medicaid fraud detection, prevention and recovery functions from the relevant governmental entities into a single office, and grants such office new powers and responsibilities. As such, this title is intended to create a more efficient and accountable structure, dramatically reorganize and streamline the state's process of detecting and combating Medicaid fraud and abuse and maximize the recoupment of improper Medicaid payments.
Last modified: February 3, 2019