Office of the Nevada Attorney General FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: June 2, 2010
WORKER SENTENCED FOR MEDICAID FRAUD
The investigation began in 2008 after information was obtained that
personal care aid services were not being provided to a Medicaid recipient. Medicaid has a personal care aid program to keep people living independently in their own homes by providing basic services, including bathing, dressing, house cleaning and meal preparation. Medicaid contracts with home care companies that in turn employ individuals to provide the actual day-to-day care. The investigation developed information that xxx was not at a patient’s home for the time periods she claimed to be providing services.
District Court Judge Y sentenced xxx to 60 days in jail, suspended, 120 hours of community service, payment of $15,300.00 in restitution, penalties, and costs, plus 5 years probation.