Corporate Compliance

Mental health counselor convicted of Medicaid fraud

Compliance Monitor, February 11, 2009

A mental health counselor based in Concord, NH has been convicted of defrauding Medicaid, according to a February 5 Associated Press article.
According to the AP, between January 2004 and February 2007, Lee Bird continued billing Medicaid for therapy services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries after he had stopped seeing them.
Bird will serve six months in jail with additional time suspended for three years and pay back $21,700 as part of a negotiated settlement with the Attorney General’s Office, the article states.

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