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Posted by: Chelsea Bennett on Aug 24, 2018

A Jefferson county man, Howard L. Cagle, has been charged in Hamblen and Greene county with multiple counts of TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, the Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration reports. Investigators have revealed that Cagle used TennCare to acquire hydrocodone prescriptions in at least five distinct instances all within a short period of time. Each felony charge of TennCare fraud is punishable by up to four years in prison. Since 2005, the Office of Inspector General has worked on cases that resulted in the repayment of over $3 million and an estimated cost avoidance of over $136 million for TennCare.