POSTED: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 4:21am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 1:53pm
He files Senate Bill 688 this week, which would give the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit wider powers
Austin---The Daily Progress is reporting Senator Robert Nichols filed another bill Monday in Austin.
This one aimed at helping curb Medicaid fraud.
In a statement Nichols said his bill, “gives prosecutors the tools needed to better pursue violators.”
The bill lengthens time Medicaid fraud cases can be prosecuted. Instead of three years, it would be expanded to seven years.
The bill also makes provisions to classify the fraud as an organized crime.
To read more on this story, head to The Daily Progress website: http://jacksonvilleprogress.com/local/x492326877/Nichols-bill-to-aid-in-prosecuting-Medicaid-fraud