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Wyandotte County man to serve jail time for Medicaid fraud

Release Date: Nov 28, 2016

KANSAS CITY – (November 28, 2016) – A Wyandotte County man was sentenced to more than a year in prison after being convicted by a jury of Medicaid fraud-related charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Brian Sloan, 49, was convicted by a Wyandotte County jury in September of one count of making a false claim to the Medicaid program and one count of theft. Judge J. Dexter Burdette today sentenced Sloan to 16 months to be served in the Kansas Department of Corrections and 12 months post-release supervision. Sloan is currently serving a prison sentence for an Offender Registration Act violation and will complete that sentence before serving time in this case.

An investigation revealed that Sloan was hired as a personal care attendant and billed Medicaid for in home services to a bedridden, paraplegic beneficiary. He was charged with double billing the state Medicaid system because he billed Medicaid for services while the beneficiary was not in the home. The jury determined he could not have provided in home services because the beneficiary was out of the home and either in a hospital or in a rehabilitation facility. The jury found Sloan guilty of charging for services he did not provide and accepting payment for services not provided.

The crimes occurred between October 2010 and May 2011. The case was investigated by the attorney general's Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division. Assistant Attorney General Alma Heckler of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case against Sloan.

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