Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Speaks to Seniors About Abuse and Medicaid Fraud

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli spoke at the Nelson Center in Lovingston last week at a Senior Safety Day sponsored by the Nelson County TRIAD. Cuccinelli focused his keynote speech mainly on health insurance fraud and elder abuse against Virginia seniors.

TRIAD is a cooperative effort among law enforcement agencies, senior residents and senior citizen organizations that is geared toward reducing crimes against seniors. Cuccinelli said that due to the amount of Medicaid fraud being discovered in Virginia, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, has had to double in size in the past few years.

The federal government estimates that health care fraud in Virginia costs more than $600 million annually. This is a number that Cuccinelli would like to see reduced to zero. Cuccinelli is serious about Medicare fraud and noted that his office has put health care fraud offenders away in jail which he said is the most important way to prevent future fraudulent claims. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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