VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amerigroup Corporation (NYSE: AGP) is partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and other industry leaders for a public-private fraud prevention initiative.
Amerigroup Chairman and CEO James G. Carlson joined U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other government and private sector leaders for a news conference and a collaborative discussion this afternoon in Washington, D.C.
Carlson released the following statement about the partnership:
"We are honored to join forces with government and industry leaders on this public-private partnership that will only strengthen our steadfast commitment to combat fraud, waste and abuse. Amerigroup has proven experience in putting our innovative solutions to work – preventing or recovering more than $515 million in fraud, waste and abuse in 2011 alone. This collaborative effort will not only help safeguard the financial stability of the Medicaid and Medicare programs, but the entire health care system, and ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly."
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About Amerigroup Corporation Amerigroup, a Fortune 500 company, coordinates services for individuals in publicly funded health care programs. Currently serving more than 2.7 million members in 13 states nationwide, Amerigroup expects to expand operations to Kansas as a result of previously awarded state contract. Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for its members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability. For more information, please visit www.amerigroup.com.
SOURCE Amerigroup Corporation