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The settlement covers claims submitted from January 2014 through December 2019.
Nichole Balkas will be sentenced on July 21.
“While these hospitals have received direct federal aid during this crisis, some of them and their affiliated practices are still experiencing financial hardship,” noted Gov. Ned Lamont.
Nearly 17,500 Connecticut residents transitioned to HUSKY from private health insurance coverage, likely due to loss of income in 2020, during the most recent open enrollment period.
The suit requests a jury trial, unspecified financial damages and fees, and a permanent injunction against discriminatory conduct “with respect to referrals for Medicaid services."
The double-billing took place between March and October 2017.
Gov. Ned Lamont said the state's lack of ventilators remains a matter of growing concern, as Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said yesterday that Connecticut could be one of the nation’s next hot spots. “Southern Connecticut is (already) one of those hot spots, and has been for some time,” the governor said.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OivyBFlBr8o Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has blasted the Trump administration for canceling an $8 billion health care grant that had been awarded to New York...
The governor said that similar initiatives in Massachusetts have saved health care consumers more than $5 billion since 2013.
Attorney General William Tong accused the dentist of "preying on some of Connecticut's most vulnerable citizens."
Under the terms of the deal, which must be approved by the General Assembly, hospitals will have a more stable and predictable user fee schedule, with a reduction in the user fee (or "hospital tax") from $900 million to $820 million by FY 2026.
Michael Mastronard is charged with fraudulently billing Medicaid while he was on-duty as a Greenwich police officer.
There are essentially two types of annuity contracts for Medicaid purposes: qualified and nonqualified.
Xerox subsidiary Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership was faulted for mismanagement of payments for Medicaid dental services between 2003 and 2010.