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CFO Jeff Atwater and Attorney General Pam Bondi Announce Meeting of the Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud Strike Force in Miami

9/9/2011

Contact: Alexis Lambert
(850) 413-2842
 
WHO:
Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud Strike Force
WHAT: Meeting of the Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud Strike Force
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. 
WHERE: Office of the State Attorney, 1350 N.W. 12th Ave., Miami FL 33136-2111
Next week, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Chair, and Attorney General Pam Bondi, Vice Chair, will hold a meeting of the Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud Strike Force in Miami.  The 11-member Strike Force will be briefed on federal, state and local initiatives to combat fraud, receive committee reports and review a draft of the Strike Force’s report to the Legislature that is due Oct. 1, 2011.
 
The Strike Force was created during the 2010 Legislative Session to increase the effectiveness of programs and initiatives that work to prevent, detect and prosecute Medicaid and public assistance fraud.  CFO Atwater serves as Chair and Attorney General Bondi serves as Vice Chair of the Strike Force.
 
The agenda for the Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud Strike Force meeting is attached.  For more information about the Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud Strike Force or to report fraud, please visit www.myfloridacfo.com/StrikeForce.
 
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official and officer of the Florida Cabinet, oversees the Department of Financial Services including the Division of Insurance Fraud.  CFO Atwater’s priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and waste in government, reducing government spending and regulatory burdens that chase away businesses, and providing transparency and accountability in spending.