Michigan has become the fourteenth state to receive federal approval for its state False Claims Act. On April 15, the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services certified Michigan’s statute, which is called the Medicaid False Claims Act. When the federal government certifies a state’s False Claims Act, the state becomes entitled to a ten per cent increase in the share of any recovery under the statute. The federal government takes a corresponding decrease of ten percent in its share. Although many states have enacted state False Claims Acts, the statutes are not all certified by OIG.
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