Corporate Compliance

AR couple sentenced for Medicaid fraud

Compliance Monitor, November 19, 2008

Tyrone Williams, founder of the National Degree Program in Little Rock, AR, will serve two years in prison and pay $49,000 to the Medicaid Trust Fund for committing healthcare fraud, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.
According to the DOJ, Williams billed Medicaid for targeted case management (TCM) services the program does not cover. According to the press release, Medicaid only reimburses for the coordination of TCM services; however, Williams billed Medicaid for taking clients on errands, paying their utility bills, and tutoring clients in preparation for the GED exam.
This is the second healthcare fraud conviction for Williams. He committed his second offense while on supervised release ordered after he served an 18-month sentence. Williams will be serve another three years of supervised release, following his two-year prison term.
Rosemary Williams will serve three years probation for knowing her husband was knowingly defrauding the program and not reporting the offense to authorities.
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