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Tip to MFCU Hotline Results in Restitution to Florida Medicaid

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced the plea of a Gadsden County Home Health Care Provider, Melissa Simmons, for defrauding the Florida Medicaid program out of more than $13,000. After receiving an anonymous tip through the Florida Medicaid Fraud Hotline, the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit began an investigation that revealed Simmons conspiring with two Leon County residents in billing Medicaid for services Simmons never rendered to a developmentally disabled child. The conspirators allegedly caused more than $13,000 in fraudulent claims to the Florida Medicaid program.


Action Details

  • Date:March 12, 2015
  • Agency:Florida Attorney General
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies