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Attorney General Coffman Announces Conviction and Sentencing of Speech Pathologist who Fraudulently Billed Medicaid for over $1.2M

DENVER-Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman today announced that Tara L. Rose a Speech Language Pathologist in El Paso County, has pled guilty to one count of Class 3 felony theft and one count of Class 4 felony theft. The charges stemmed from $1.2 million in fraudulent billing that Rose and her company, Beyond Words LLC, submitted to the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF). The court accepted her plea and the parties argued sentencing before the Court. Rose was sentenced to a term of eight years in Colorado Community Corrections on the first charged count and to a ten year term of probation on the second count that is to run consecutive to the first. Rose was also ordered to pay $1.28 million in restitution to HCPF.


Action Details

  • Date:November 29, 2018
  • Agency:Colorado Attorney General
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies