5 People, Company Charged in W.Va. Medicaid Scams Plan

5 People, Company Charged in W.Va. Medicaid Scams Plan

MARTINSBURG, W.Va.– The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Medicaid Fraud Control Unit stated Thursday that 5 people and a corporation in Berkeley County, W.Va., have been accused of Medicaid scams and deceptive plans.

The state firm stated in a press release that the owner and numerous staff members of Staff Medical Inc. 247 supplied at home nursing services and billed Medicaid for supplying nursing services, but were not certified nurses in the state.

Those charged were Michael B. Anu, 53, Judith A. Chi, 50, Delphine F. Mbony, 47, and Adeline A. Sims, 45, all Maryland; and Grace Yudom, 63, of Washington, D.C.

The each was accused of 3 counts of Medicaid scams and one count of deceptive plans.

Staff Medical Inc. 247 likewise was called in the indictment.

The actions of those included triggered an overall of $573,639 in deceptive claims to the Medicaid program, inning accordance with the indictment.

The scams system examines and prosecutes, or refers for prosecution, claims of healthcare scams devoted versus the Medicaid program, in addition to claims of criminal abuse, disregard or monetary exploitation of clients in Medicaid-funded centers.

It likewise examines the abuse and overlooks of citizens in healthcare centers and scams in the administration of the Medicaid program.

Partnership with state and federal authorities has led to $56 million in healings in the last 5 years, the scams system stated.

People can report Medicaid supplier scams or patient abuse, disregard or monetary exploitation by calling 304-558-1858 or 1-888-372-8398.