State Announces Charges in Fraud Investigation

State prosecutors have announced charges against 29 people as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged Medicaid fraud.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- State prosecutors have announced charges against 29 people as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged Medicaid fraud.
The individuals include 28 personal care attendants and one person who supposed to be getting care but allegedly took a share of the take.
Twenty-seven of the care providers were associated with Good Faith Services LLC. The investigation began when the state health department received information that Good Faith employees weren't providing care to Medicaid recipients at Chugach Manor and Chugach View apartments in Anchorage.
The state alleges Alaska's Medicaid program paid more than $362,000 for fraudulently billed services.
The Department of Law, in a release, says the attendants charged have been barred from further billing to the Medicaid program pending the outcome of the charges.