Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has announced the creation of a Medicaid Anti-Fraud Task Force.
Poloncarz says Medicaid continues to represent the single largest cost to the county -- $211 million already this year. He says the new task force will root out "provider-level" waste, fraud, and abuse from doctors, dentists, transportation services and pharmacists.
Poloncarz says the task force will go after "the types of entities that overbill the system." He cited a Monroe County pharmacist that fraudulently billed for prescriptions that were never filled.