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Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse

​The Attorney General's Office believes that every patient in a nursing home, Medicaid facility, or personal care home deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and should be free from patient abuse, neglect or exploitation. Instances of abuse will be investigated, and when appropriate, prosecuted. Another important goal of the Attorney General's Office is to ensure the financial integrity of the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program through the investigation and prosecution of healthcare providers who fraudulently bill or abuse the Medicaid system.

Indicators of patient abuse

What is Medicaid provider fraud?

Online Brochures

Patient Abuse (2.03mb PDF)

Fraudulent Medicaid Billing (2.20mb PDF)

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​​​​​​​Michael WrightMichael Wright heads the Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse. Wright served in the Office of the Attorney General for over 20 years, serving as a prosecutor, branch manager and litigation manager. He has prosecuted a variety of cases including capital murder, election fraud, white-collar crime, elder abuse and Medicaid fraud cases. Wright served as a representative on the Child Fatality Task Force and was a contributor to the statutorily mandated Elder Abuse Prosecution Manual. Wright also served on the curriculum and national training committees of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud & Abuse Control Units. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and his J.D. from the University of Louisville School of Law.​