Personal Care Attendant Gets Jail Time for Fraudulently Billing Medicaid $20,569
The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) successfully prosecuted 59 year old Jong H. Choi for falsely billing Medicaid for personal care attendant (PCA) services when he was not authorized to bill Medicaid. MFCU investigators interviewed Choi's wife regarding bills submitted to Medicaid while she was out of the country and/or caring for other recipients. MFCU investigators learned that Choi was forging his wife's name on timesheets submitted to Medicaid for services he was allegedly providing despite being barred by Medicaid from providing services due to a prior criminal conviction. Choi forged his wife's name on a total of $20,569.00 in Medicaid bills which were paid by Medicaid. Choi also submitted $46,875 in Medicaid bills in 2010 under his own name after being notified by Medicaid that he was barred from billing Medicaid until October 28, 2013. The case was jointly investigated by the MFCU, the Department of Health and Social Services and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
- Date:September 12, 2014
- Agency:Alaska Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies