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Arkansas Medicaid program to receive $191k due to Medicaid Billing settlement



Little Rock, Arkansas – Attorney General Tim Griffin has stated that the state’s Medicaid Program will receive $191,050.63 as a result of a $25 million nationwide settlement with Lincare Holdings Inc., which stemmed from Lincare’s alleged submission of false claims.

“It is alleged that from January 2013 to February 2020, Lincare violated federal and state laws by knowingly submitting false claims for payment to the Medicaid program for NIV rentals”. “For these false claims, the devices were not medically necessary or Lincare did not maintain sufficient documentation to show continued use or need by patients,” says Griffin.

A news statement claims that Lincare has been ordered to pay $25 million, plus interest, to the United claims, the District of Columbia, and 29 additional states.

The inquiry by multiple groups was sparked by claims that reimbursements for noninvasive home ventilation systems were obtained through illicit means.

“I am grateful for the diligence of Senior Assistant Attorney General Holly Johnson, who worked with the lead states from the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units (NAMFCU) that investigated this matter in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Medicaid fraud takes several forms, and my office is committed to fighting it on behalf of hardworking taxpayers.”


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