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Branstad Says Medicaid Fraud Is Down
DES MOINES, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- Governor Terry Branstad says Medicaid fraud is down across the state.
Iowa has a contract with a Minnesota company to prevent fraudulent charges.
Branstad says over the last three years -- the company has saved the state $86 million.
He says that savings has helped the state provide better care to patients.
Governor Branstad and a representative of Iowa Medicaid outlined how the program cut costs.
In addition -- the state was able to recover money from providers who inappropriately billed Medicaid.