She was arrested following a joint statement released by the state's health department and the Office of the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud
Control Unit on Feb.
Usha Sood, 72, owner and operator of Harper Dermatology in Roseville, with five counts of Medicaid Fraud
False Claim for billing Medicaid for services that were not performed.
Our Medicaid Fraud
Control Unit is the investigative arm of this office for Medicaid fraud
," Paxton spokesman Marc Rylander said Thursday.
The alleged Medicaid fraud
at Step-by-Step Senior Care Inc.
As deputy editor on the national and metro desks at the Times, he oversaw investigations into Medicaid fraud
and the Big Branch mine disaster.
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).
One of my office's primary responsibilities is to investigate and prosecute cases of Medicaid fraud
Even the allegation of Medicaid Fraud
can be extremely damaging, since the Affordable Care Act grants sweeping powers to state Medicaid authorities to suspend payments to any provider who is deemed to face credible fraud allegations, as has been seen in recent high-profile cases in California and New Mexico.
Combating Medicaid fraud
and abuse is no easy task.
Almost since the inception of the Medicaid Program there have been allegations of widespread Medicaid fraud
by health care providers and vendors--nursing homes, hospitals, physicians, pharmacies, durable medical equipment dealers, laboratories, transportation companies, and the like.
Home health care providers now top the Medicaid fraud
unit referral rankings.
WASHINGTON -- Although private contractors have received $102 million to review Medicaid fraud
data, only about $20 million in overpayments has been uncovered since 2008, according to the federal government.