W.Va. Attorney General joins coalition to protect Medicaid – WHAG
WEST VIRGINIA – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently joined a 38 state coalition to urge the federal government to support a strategy to protect Medicaid recipients from abuse.
The group of state attorneys believes that the expanded use of Medicaid fraud control unit would allow for increased detection and help lead to the prosecution of neglect claims against Medicaid beneficiaries. Expanded use of the federal funds also fills a void in protection for patients receiving care at home.
“We’re supportive of efforts to increase the functions of the Medicaid fraud control units so they look even deeper at abuse and neglect,” said Morrisey.
This letter also reinforces Morrisey’s call to transfer West Virginia’s unit from the state department of health and human resources to his office.