New York Medicaid Fraud Defense Lawyers at Joseph Potashnik & Associates provide details on Medicaid fraud investigations and explain what you should do if targeted by the NYC HRA Bureau of Fraud Investigations (BFI).
If you received a letter from NYC HRA stating that your eligibility for medical health insurance is under review and requesting you to appear at an interview, you may be investigated for Medicaid fraud. The reasons may be the following:
• failure to disclose the full household income on the application/recertification(s); • failure to update the agency about an increase in income.
Before the interview, the investigators most likely have already obtained a lot of information about your family’s income.
Our advice is not to speak to the investigator and contact a Medicaid fraud attorney immediately. Mind that the information you disclose can later be used against you. Your Medicaid fraud lawyer may be able to obtain an administrative resolution for the case before it is referred to the District Attorney's office.