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My Florida C F O

Fraud: We All Pay!

The Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud 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 11-member Strike Force.

For more than a decade, Medicaid has been the fastest growing item in many state budgets. Florida’s Medicaid program accounts for 25 percent, or approximately $20 billion, of the state’s budget. The level of fraud is estimated to account for up to 10 percent of the Medicaid budget. State economists indicate that Medicaid is the state's biggest cost driver, with projected increases possibly exceeding $400 million this year. From 2005 through 2010, the Public Assistance Fraud Unit referred $18 million in program benefits fraud for prosecution. So far this fiscal year, the unit has received approximately 24,000 referrals for suspected public assistance fraud.

It is CFO Atwater's goal through the Strike Force to bring all the parties to the table to ensure that the cheats and thieves that are taking Floridians’ hard-earned money end up behind bars.

C F O, Attorney General, Department of Health, Agency for Healthcare Administration

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT:

Thursday December 12, 2013

TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 pm

LOCATION: Cabinet Meeting Room - the Capitol Tallahassee, FL

 

Meeting Materials

August 27, 2013

Agenda (.pdf format)

Draft Minutes (.pdf format)

May 21, 2013

Agenda (.pdf format)

Draft Minutes and Agenda Item IV (.pdf format)

January 23, 2013

Agenda (.pdf format)

Statistical Analysis of Fraud in the Florida Food Assistance Program (.pdf format)

Meeting Materials (.zip format)

Minutes (.pdf format)

August 08, 2012

Meeting Materials
Agenda and Meeting Materials (.zip format)

February 02, 2012

Meeting Materials
Agenda and Meeting Materials (.zip format)

September 14, 2011

Agenda (.pdf format)

May 16, 2011

Agenda and Meeting Materials (.zip format)
Minutes (.pdf format)
AHCA Presentation (.pdf format)
Strike Force Executive Director Presentation (.pptx format)

February 25, 2011

Agenda (.pdf format)
Meeting Materials (.zip format)
Kickoff Presentation (.pptx format)
Minutes (.pdf format)