Medicaid fraud is when a person obtains, attempts to obtain or helps another obtain assistance benefits to which the person is not entitled by giving false statements, false representations or by withholding information. For example:
You or your PCA could be held legally responsible for Medicaid fraud. In Minnesota the “theft of public funds” is a felony, no matter the dollar amount. Possible penalties and consequences include:
Recipients/responsible parties verify PCA hours and request payment by signing PCA time sheets.