Utah's Office of the Inspector General, the top cop over Medicaid, recouped $11.5 million in incorrectly billed medical claims in fiscal year 2013.
That's a return-on-investment for taxpayers of 468 percent, according an annual report that lists the budget for the office at $2.5 million. And that doesn't include another $13.3 million in collections from cases pursued jointly by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the Utah Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the report said.
"I am very proud of the continued productivity in our office," said OIG Lee Wyckoff. "We conducted nearly 1,500 investigations."