Pennsylvania House Bill Would Make It Easier for Law Enforcement to Identify Medicaid Fraudsters

Legislation in the Pennsylvania House could help law enforcement crack down on Medicaid fraud. Last month Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry announced the arrests or convictions of providers accused of illegally billing Medicaid to the tune of $800,000. At the time, Henry touted a “staunch commitment to hold accountable those who steal from Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents.” “I could not agree more with the attorney general’s commitment to stop Medicaid fraud in Pennsylvania,” said Rep. Mike Cabell, R-Luzerne, the prime sponsor of House Bill 876, which was introduced earlier this year and would require Medicaid providers to use the National Provider Identifier (NPI) or State Provider Identifier (SPI) when filing a claim.