Assemblyman Ron Kim hosted a free workshop on Medicaid fraud and prevention on Monday at Queens Library.
He was joined by the New York Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the Chinese Community Center of Flushing (CCCF) and the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General.
Kim cited the growing problem of fraud crime against the elderly in the area. The agency reps offered information about the benefits and rights of Medicaid recipients and emphasized the importance of staying informed when it comes to potential scams.
“As many Americans grow older, they often become more vulnerable to certain kinds of unlawful schemes,” Kim said. “Medicaid fraud is one example of the rising issue of crimes specifically targeting seniors in our country.”
Howard Sang, the co-chairman of the CCCF, thanked Kim and the Attorney General’s office for hosting the event.
“I think it is important for the Chinese community to understand the rules and regulations of the Medicaid program,” Sang said, “so the providers and seniors understand how to keep the social daycare programs running in the right way.”