Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

Florida is among one of the nation's top states in recovering money from health care providers suspected of Medicaid fraud.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says the state is getting $300,000 as part of a national settlement with a Cincinnati-based company that allegedly engaged in a kickback scheme with skilled-nursing facilities.

Bondi says the payment will resolve allegations that Omnicare gave improper financial incentives to skilled nursing facilities that selected the company to supply drugs to Medicaid recipients.

The settlement also resolves allegations that the company gave discounts to induce skilled nursing facilities to choose Omnicare as their pharmacy provider.

While many didn’t notice Gov. Rick Scott’s line item veto of funding to investigate Medicaid fraud, the chairman of the Criminal & Civil Justice Appropriations Subcommittee certainly did.