The woman had worked as a personal-care attendant for a Medicaid beneficiary. She was caught when the patient’s spouse told investigators that the woman had stopped assisting the beneficiary and no longer lived in the area.
A felony is a very serious crime that carries a penalty of one year or more in prison. Conviction of a felony charge also results in immediate exclusion from Medicaid, Medicare and other government healthcare programs. You almost always lose your professional license as well.
In this case, the personal-care attendant was able to avoid prison by entering into a plea agreement. After pleading guilty to one count of Medicaid Fraud, she was sentenced to five years of probation, fined almost $30,000, and ordered to pay restitution of $9,468.48 to the Medicaid program.
If you are under investigation for Medicaid fraud, or if you have been charged with a crime, then you need to consult with an experienced Medicaid fraud defense attorney immediately to protect your rights. For a free initial consultation, call John Howley, Esq. at (212) 601-2728.
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