Regional
10:07 am
Tue July 20, 2004

Medicaid Abuse Hot Line Established

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Attorney General's Office has
established a toll-free hotline to report cases
of Medicaid abuse. Attorney General Greg Stumbo
says the new hotline can be used to report
billing abuse and cases of patient abuse or
neglect.

The new hotline, 1-877 ABUSE TIP, was
unveiled during a news conference today
in Frankfort. Deputy Attorney General
Dennis Fleming says it has been estimated
that fraud is behind about ten percent of the
expenditures charged to the Medicaid program.