Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today two Medicaid fraud settlements with Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester and Mount Vernon Hospital totaling more than $2.3 million.
Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester agreed to repay the state $2.2 million. Mount Vernon Hospital already paid the State $85,000.
“Since taking office, we have been determined to save taxpayer money by eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse wherever we find it,” Schneiderman said. “Through the unlawful overbilling of Medicaid, these health care providers shortchanged New York State taxpayers to make a profit, and now they will be held accountable for their misconduct. In this time of fiscal crisis, we can’t afford to waste a single penny on fraud.”
The two hospitals overbilled Medicaid for physician-administered drugs, Scheiderman said, pocketing more than $1 million.