NAAG Endorses Edith’s Bill

Throughout the country, attorneys general are fighting senior fraud and abuse. In 2019, several state attorneys general partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal partners to conduct the largest-ever nationwide elder fraud sweep against perpetrators who had repeatedly targeted seniors, resulting in losses of over $750 million.

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AGs Call for Federal Policy Change to Expand Medicaid Authority

As the Attorneys General of our respective states, we write in support of your legislation, H.R. 3891, that would expand the authority of Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) to detect, investigate and prosecute Medicaid patient abuse in non-institutional settings.

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Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General Supports Legislation to Protect Victims of Elder Fraud

Washington, D.C. — In a letter sent today, NAAG urged Congress to include Edith’s Bill in COVID-19 relief legislation. Unfortunately, seniors are vulnerable targets of COVID-19 scams, such as providing personal information to fraudsters claiming to offer COVID-19 tests. The legislation would help senior victims recover financial losses as the result of fraud. The NAAG…

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How the Oregon Attorney General’s Office Tackles Elder Abuse

The year-long presidential initiative for Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been a focus on innovative techniques that attorney general offices can use to serve their senior constituents. This article provides a road map as to how one state, the Oregon Department of Justice, is working to protect their citizens against elder fraud and abuse.

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Media Advisory: Protecting America’s Seniors is Focus of Attorneys General Meeting

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is holding a one-and-a-half-day Presidential Initiative Summit in Manhattan, Kan. Hosted by NAAG President and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, it will focus on “Protecting America’s Seniors: Attorneys General United Against Elder Abuse.”

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Attorneys General Endorse Federal Bill to Expand Authority of Medicaid Fraud Control Units

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is endorsing federal legislation (H.R. 3891) that would improve states’ ability to combat abuse and neglect of Medicaid patients. Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that provides medical benefits to millions of Americans. Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs), the majority of which are in state AG…

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State Attorneys General Announce Elder Fraud Sweep with Justice Department

Washington, D.C. — National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) President and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt joined U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other law enforcement partners this morning in announcing the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history. The actions charged a variety of fraud schemes victimizing the elderly. Attorney General Schmidt highlighted state cases….

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NAAG President Launches National Effort to Combat Elder Abuse

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) will focus on strengthening efforts nationwide to combat elder abuse, NAAG President and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. Schmidt, who was elected in June to a one-year term as NAAG president, said during his presidency he will focus on working with attorneys general around…

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AGs Call for Federal Policy Change to Expand Their Medicaid Fraud Authority to Address More Resident Abuse Cases

Washington, DC—The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter today urging the U.S. government to change its policy so that state attorneys general could use federal funds to investigate and prosecute a wider range of Medicaid abuse and neglect cases, including those that happen at home. Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that provides…

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