Rutledge Announces Settlements with Preferred Family Health Totaling $6.5 Million: Says, 'I will do everything in my power to hold any Medicaid provider accountable'
LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced that multimillion dollar federal and state civil settlements have been reached with Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH). Both settlements were based on an investigation conducted by the Attorney General Office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) into false claims submitted to the Arkansas Medicaid Program by former PFH employees. PFH has agreed to pay $4,555,632.10 to resolve a federal false claims case and $1,944,367.90 in a separate state settlement under the State False Claims Act. In addition to the larger settlement, five former employees of PFH have been charged in state court with Medicaid fraud and an additional employee settled false claims or actions.
- Date:October 22, 2020
- Agency:Arkansas Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies