Massachusetts Whistleblower Law
Massachusetts Medicaid fraud hit a new record, rising to $17 million, says the state auditor. Suzanne Bump. Bump released an annual report Monday outlining a nine percent year-over-year increase in public assistance benefit fraud in fiscal year 2017. She noted that the fraud “represents a small percentage of overall spending, but has a disproportionate impact in weakening public trust in these programs.” The average amount of fraud found after investigations are complete comes to $14,678.
The Massachusetts state budget is about $40 billion a year.