Alaska Disability Service Provider Settles False and Fraudulent Claims Case
On April 23, 2017, The Arc of Anchorage (the Arc), Anchorage, Alaska, entered into a $2,049,392.08 settlement agreement with OIG and the Alaska MFCU, and a 5-year corporate integrity agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that the Arc knowingly submitted or authorized the submission of claims to the Alaska Medicaid program for items or services that the Arc knew or should have known were not provided as claimed and were false or fraudulent. Specifically, OIG and Alaska MFCU alleged the Arc (1) billed for services not provided; (2) billed for individual and group services at the same time with the same servicing provider; and (3) billed for overlapping services with the same servicing provider. OIG and Alaska MFCU also alleged that the Arc knowingly retained an overpayment owed to the Alaska Medicaid program which was identified in audits performed by or at the direction of the Arc. Senior Counsel Katherine Matos represented OIG.
- Date:April 23, 2018
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