Office of Inspector General August 21, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Publication of OIG's Guidelines for Evaluating State False Claims Acts
Document Number: E6-13749
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Under section 1909 of the Social Security Act (the Act), 42 U.S.C. 1396h, the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services is required to determine, in consultation with the Attorney General, whether a State has in effect a law relating to false or fraudulent claims submitted to a State Medicaid program that meets certain enumerated requirements. If the Inspector General determines that a State law meets these requirements, the State medical assistance percentage, with respect to any amounts recovered under a State action brought under such a law, shall be increased by 10 percentage points. This notice sets forth the Inspector General's guidelines for evaluating whether a State law meets the requirements of section 1909 of the Act.