Nurse Who Billed Medicaid While on Caribbean Cruise Sentenced
The Office of the Medicaid Inspector General received a complaint in September 2011 alleging that Licensed Practical Nurse Tammy Beth Wojtach was billing Medicaid for services not rendered. Her fraudulent billing was discovered after she left a position in which she cared for a 10-year-old recipient with cerebral palsy. When the new nurse submitted bills for the same recipient, the claims were denied by Medicaid because Wojtach had already used all of the approved hours from the patient's Medicaid prior authorization.
- Date:August 20, 2014
- Agency:New York Office of Medicaid Inspector General
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