Dec. 04, 2023

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry proudly announced arrests and convictions for “over $800,000 dollars in Medicaid fraud.” Henry further touted a “staunch commitment to hold accountable those who steal from Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents.”

“I could not agree more with the attorney general’s commitment to stop Medicaid fraud in Pennsylvania,” Rep. Mike Cabell (R-Luzerne) said. “This is why I introduced House Bill 876, which requires Medicaid providers to use the National Provider Identifier (NPI) or State Provider Identifier (SPI) when filing a claim.”

House Bill 876 is based on recommendations from a Grand Jury in 2019. Then Attorney General Josh Shapiro lauded the grand jury for its “comprehensive, manageable recommendations for how to identify and prevent fraud.”

“This is a commonsense bill that will make it easier for investigators to detect fraud,” Cabell added. “The legislation has already advanced from the House Human Services and Rules committees with bipartisan support. Gov. Shapiro previously expressed support for the legislation. There is no reason we cannot get this bill done when the House returns to session in December.”

“In 2020, Gov. Shapiro announced support for National and State Provider Identification Numbers, along with many other program integrity bills,” said House Republican Appropriations Chairman Seth Grove (R-York). “Stopping fraud at the provider level yields higher savings and less potential for further fraud. In 2020, Shapiro put the total amount of fraud at an estimated $3 billion, and in all likelihood the number has increased since then. Let’s put a dent in this number by sending House Bill 876 to the governor’s desk.”

Representative Mike Cabell
117th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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Representative Seth Grove
196th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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