Medicaid fraud is big and it can usually be traced back to small medical centers or pharmacies, but not this time. CVS, with 7,000 pharmacies in 41 states, allegedly submitted inflated prescription claims in 10 states. According to CNN, they have “agreed to pay the federal and several state governments more than $17 million to settle claims the pharmacy overcharged Medicaid.” CVS was getting paid higher amounts due to incorrect billing procedures.
So how did the government find out? Let us just say that a CVS pharmacists from Minnesota is sitting pretty comfy with a guaranteed position at CVS and $2.5 million. They have agreed to be monitored by the government for the next three years as it adjusts its new and correct billing procedures.