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Medicaid health insurance is provided by states to disabled and low income individuals and families. Using deception to obtain reimbursement from the Medicaid program is called medicaid fraud. This includes reimbursements sought for services never rendered. An individual provider such as a doctor, dentist, mental health professional as wells health care organizations like hospitals, pharmacies, medical clinics can commit medicaid fraud by billing for services not rendered. This includes billing for more expensive services that weren’t performed, and for the same service twice. Private Individuals commit medicaid fraud by misrepresenting their household income. A medicaid fraud charge can result in civil and criminal penalties and a criminal defense lawyer is necessary.