Tag Archives: Medicaid fraud

Operator of Psychiatric Counseling Center to pay $6.85 million federal settlement

The operator of a now-shuttered inpatient psychiatric counseling center for boys will pay a $6.85 million federal settlement over allegations of Medicaid fraud, the U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday.

Keystone Marion Youth Center, owned by the King of Prussia, Penn.-based United Health Services, was at the center of a federal case alleging falsified medical records and that patients were held longer than necessary to bill for more money.

Psychiatric Drug Abuse of Foster Care Kids Costs Government Billions; Feds now investigating potentially massive fraud

Now, the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, chaired by Democratic Sen. Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, has asked the Government Accountability Office to look into the drugging of foster care children. The investigators will attempt to account for estimates in the hundreds of millions of dollars of possible fraud arising from prescriptions for drugs explicitly barred from Medicaid coverage. The GAO is collecting data from Oregon, Massachusetts, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, and Texas, to search for patterns of abuse.