A.G. Schneiderman Announces Arrest Of Clinic Operator For Allegedly Defrauding Medicaid By Offering Sham Substance Abuse Treatment
NEW YORK-Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the arrest of Natalia Dochim, 39, of Nyack, New York and charges against her two companies, Miromedical P.C. ("Miromedical") and Ferrara Medical Care, P.C. ("Ferrara"). In papers filed in New York City Criminal and New York State Supreme Courts, Bronx County, prosecutors allege that Dochim, Miromedical, and Ferrara, submitted claims for reimbursement for substance abuse treatment services to Medicaid and to MetroPlus, a state-funded managed care organization ("MCO"), when they were not certified to provide such services and for medical services allegedly rendered to Medicaid Fraud Control Unit ("MFCU") undercover investigators that never occurred. Dochim was arrested yesterday on charges of Grand Larceny in the First, Second and Fourth Degrees; Health Care Fraud in the Second Degree; and Money Laundering in the Second Degree. If convicted on all charges, Dochim faces up to 25 years in prison. In addition to today's arrests, the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit filed an asset forfeiture and False Claims Act lawsuit against Dochim, Miromedical, Ferrara and others, freezing the defendants' assets and seeking over $7.7 million dollars in damages plus penalties. MFCU also executed search warrants today at Dochim's businesses located at 903 Sheridan Avenue in the Bronx and at 2364 and 2738 Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Manhattan.
- Date:November 3, 2016
- Agency:New York Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies