Medicaid fraud

Medicaid fraud

The fraudulent billing of Medicaid by physicians or other healthcare providers, or by Medicaid recipients.

Examples—Medicaid provider fraud
Padding of bills; charging for tests and services that were unnecessary or never performed; illegally prescribing controlled drugs; charging Medicaid for therapeutic time while sexually engaging the patients.
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Medicaid fraud

The fraudulent billing of Medicaid by physicians or other health care providers, especially international medical graduates and psychiatrists. See Medicaid.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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OKLAHOMA CITY A husband-and-wife duo who were charged with 115 counts of Medicaid fraud by a federal grand jury have been sentenced to prison and have been ordered to pay $268,796 in restitution to the state's Medicaid program.
Wendy George, 39, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, one count of felony accessing a computer to perpetrate a fraud and one count of Medicaid fraud before the court.
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Tuesday announced that Vicki Chisam was arrested two weeks ago on one count of felony Medicaid fraud. The 65-year-old Batesville woman is accused of making false statements that knowingly caused Arkansas' Medicaid program to overpay Preferred Family Health about $589,000 from January 2015 to November 9, 2015.
The company will pay the amount to comply with two whistle-blower lawsuits brought by the state of Texas under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act.
On appeal, Harris again contends that: (1) Medicaid fraud and theft by false representation are multiplicitous charges; (2) she was denied effective assistance of counsel on various grounds; (3) insufficient evidence was presented at trial to support her convictions; and (4) she should receive a new trial in the interest of justice.
They were among 13 people, including five doctors, a chiropractor, three licensed physical and occupational therapists and two pharmacy owners charged with Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
"We're pleased with today's Texas Supreme Court ruling on the state of Texas' Medicaid fraud case against Xerox," said Marc Rylander, director of communications for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
As deputy editor on the national and metro desks at the Times, he oversaw investigations into Medicaid fraud and the Big Branch mine disaster.
The judges said that withholding payments from health providers for alleged program violations, no matter how minor, is inconsistent with the intent of state law, which is to permit holds under instances involving Medicaid fraud or abuse.
Guzman is charged with Medicaid fraud (two counts), false claims to public agency, larceny (four counts), identity fraud (two counts), and unlicensed practice of psychology (two counts).

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