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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.

EBT Card and SNAP Fraud cheat all Floridians. Learn more in these three videos for participants, vendors and the public. The videos are presented in English, Spanish and Creole.

ACCESS Florida Electronic Benefits Card 

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Report Fraud!

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

Public Meeting Notification

Medicaid & Public Assistance Fraud Strike Force


DATE: Wednesday May 14, 2014

TIME: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Senate Office Building Room 401 Capitol Complex Tallahassee, FL.