Pharmacist Owner Convicted for Multimillion Dollar Medicaid Fraud Scheme Involving HIV Drugs
Attorney General Letitia James announced that a NYC pharmacist pleaded guilty to charges for Medicaid fraud and now faces up to six years in prison and will repay over $3 million. Amida Care helped the Attorney General’s office in the investigation and reported that these pharmacies were providing cash instead of HIV medications to members.
Fraud contributes to poor health outcomes. Here are some things to look out for and report to Amida Care when you receive Medicaid benefits and have a prescription:
- Did someone offer you money to send your prescription to a particular pharmacy?
- Did someone offer you money to not pick up medications for which you had a prescription?
- Did someone offer to “buy” your medications from you?
- Have you ever been told by a pharmacy you chose that it couldn’t fill your prescription because another pharmacy was billing your prescriptions?
- Did you receive medication after the expiration date on the label?
- Did your medication appear to be dirty or improperly stored?