New Medicaid Whistleblower Law Passes House in Georgia

We have been writing about why states are passing their own whistleblower laws, with qui tam provisions that are at least as effective as the federal False Claims Act. Georgia’s legislature took a giant step forward when its House of Representatives today passed the State False Medicaid Claims Act–by an overwhelming margin of 164-2!

As we have mentioned before on this whistleblower lawyer blog, when the House Judiciary Committee met to discuss and approve the new whistleblower statute, two witnesses were invited to explain the new law: the Inspector General of the Department of Community Health, and this whistleblower blog author. We at Finch McCranie, LLP are proud to be part of this effort to protect taxpayer dollars in the Medicaid program.