A.G. Schneiderman Announces $2.5 Million Settlement With NYC Pharmacy For Improper Medicaid Billings
NEW YORK - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement that returns $2.5 million to the state's Medicaid program. The agreement reached with Trinity Homecare LLC, a pharmacy primarily owned by Walgreen Co., began with a whistleblower claim of improper conduct and false Medicaid billings related to drugs mainly prescribed for hemophilia patients. The court approved settlement resolves claims of undocumented delivery by the pharmacy of infusion drugs. In at least one instance, these expensive drugs were allegedly left outside a patient's home without signature by the patient. The drugs can cost tens of thousands of dollars per delivery. Located in College Point, Queens, Trinity also allegedly submitted claims to Medicaid for a greater amount of drugs than it could document were actually delivered.
- Date:June 29, 2015
- Agency:New York Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies