The Community Engagement Division at the Attorney General’s Office is excited to commemorate the month of May as Older American Month. This May we look forward to recognizing the many ways older adults enrich our lives through their experience, skills, and wisdom.
As part of our celebration of in May, the AGO will be offering a series of trainings focused on how seniors can seniors can protect and empower themselves, and helping them learn what kind of resources and support is available to them when talking of scams, ID theft, and their rights as consumers.
Our team also offers presentations directly to your organization, clients and students.
Request it by filling out this form.
Medicaid fraud involves knowingly misrepresenting the truth to obtain unauthorized benefits. Those who commit Medicaid fraud will often submit Medicaid claims for services never received or given to large institutions that exaggerate the level of care provided to their patients and then alter patient records to hide the resulting lack of care. This also includes any practices that are inconsistent with acceptable financial, business or medical practices that unnecessarily increase costs. The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Division investigates and prosecutes health care providers who defraud the Massachusetts Medicaid program, known as MassHealth. The Medicaid Fraud Division is also is responsible for reviewing complaints of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and financial exploitation of patients in long-term care facilities. Through partnerships with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies the Medicaid Fraud Division continues to combat fraud, save taxpayer dollars, and protect the most vulnerable in our society from exploitation and abuse by their caregivers. Tips on How to be an Informed Medicaid Consumer
• Know your rights
• Protect your personal information • Report any instances of suspected fraud
• Make informed choices: Review and understand your plan to make ensure it will meet your needs for the next year. For additional tips on how to recognize and protect against instances of Medicaid Fraud please click to visit the Federal Medicare or AGO websites!
Also consider scheduling a private training with the Community Engagement Division to learn more about preventing scams and ID theft at AGOCommunityEngagement@mass.gov or fill out an event request HERE.
To report Medicaid Fraud or for individual inquiries, call the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Division at (617) 963-2360 or access the complaint form online here.