KANSAS CITY, Kan. – (September 11, 2015) – A Kansas City man was ordered today to repay more than $5,000 to the Kansas Medicaid program after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud-related charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Courtney Jamar Anderson, 28, pleaded guilty in June in Wyandotte County District Court to one count of making a false claim to the Medicaid program. Judge Bill L. Klapper today ordered Anderson to repay $5,173 to the Kansas Medicaid Program. Judge Klapper also sentenced Anderson to 12 months probation and 12 months post release supervision. Convictions such as this one also result in a period during which the defendant is prohibited from being paid wages through a government health care program.
An investigation revealed that Anderson billed Medicaid for personal care attendant services while the consumer was receiving inpatient hospital care. The consumer was not in the home and did not receive the services. The crime occurred between January and April 2012.
The case was part of “Operation No Show,” a cooperative effort between the attorney general’s office and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Inspector General to investigate fraudulent billing to Medicaid for personal care services provided in Medicaid beneficiaries’ homes. Today’s sentencing brings to a close the eighth case in this joint effort to crack down on those who take advantage of these federal and state administered healthcare programs. More than $335,000 in restitution payable to the Kansas Medicaid program has been ordered as a result of these efforts.
Other joint investigations are ongoing. The cases are being jointly investigated by federal and state authorities and prosecuted by the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division. Assistant Attorney General Alma Heckler of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case against Anderson.