The managers of a Worcester-based group grownup foster care firm have been indicted in reference to an alleged $1.6 million Medicaid fraud scheme, in line with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
Union Home Health Care Services’ managers had been arrested on Thursday and charged with allegedly defrauding MassHealth of greater than $1.6 million, Attorney General Andrea Campbell’s Office introduced.
Worcester residents Bernice Codjia, 39, and Augustus Kormah, 66, had been indicted by a Worcester County grand jury. Their firm, Union Home Health Care Services, was additionally indicted.
Each defendant was charged with Medicaid false claims. Codjia and Home Health Care Services had been additionally charged with larceny over $1,200.
Group grownup foster care providers assist MassHealth members with performing day by day life actions, resembling consuming, bathing, housekeeping and laundry.
Union Home Health Care Services and Codjia are accused of utilizing fraudulent nursing assessments and varieties to enroll MassHealth members, and billing MassHealth for group grownup foster care providers that had not been approved by a registered nurse.
The AG’s Office additionally alleges that the corporate billed for providers it by no means supplied to MassHealth sufferers, together with intervals when these members had been receiving remedy from totally different suppliers at inpatient amenities.
Codjia and Kormah have been ordered to give up their passports. The decide additionally ordered that they not: journey out-of-state or internationally; invoice or supervise billing to MassHealth; or personal/maintain a administration function at any MassHealth supplier.
They should avoid and don’t have any contact with former staff of Union and MassHealth members who had been enrolled at Union.