Attorney General Laxalt Announces Sentencing of Behavioral Health Provider (2)
February 14, 2017
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Tiffany Day, 35, of Las Vegas, was sentenced today in a Medicaid fraud case involving the failure to maintain adequate records.
Day was sentenced for one gross misdemeanor offense of intentional failure to maintain adequate records by District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti. Togliatti sentenced Day to performance of 20 hours of community service and payment of $1,229 in restitution. The fraud occurred between July 2015 and January 2016.
“Individuals that commit fraud against the Medicaid system, no matter what the dollar amount might be, have stolen from the Medicaid system which requires that money for goods and services provided to Medicaid recipients,” said Laxalt.
The investigation began after the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) received information that Day had allegedly not provided behavioral health services to Medicaid recipients. The investigation revealed that Day had produced fictitious documentation, including progress notes and time and attendance documents, to Center For Life Enhancement, LLC for the services she allegedly provided to Medicaid recipients. The documentation was false as it contained information for services that did not occur, or were for services that were not for the length of time or type of service as noted in the documentation.
The MFCU investigates and prosecutes financial fraud by those providing healthcare services or goods to Medicaid patients. The MFCU also investigates and prosecutes instances of elder abuse or neglect. Persons convicted of Medicaid fraud may also be administratively excluded from future Medicaid and Medicare participation. Anyone wishing to report suspicions regarding any of these concerns may contact the MFCU at 702-486-3420 or 775-684-1100.
The case was prosecuted by Andrew Schulke, Senior Deputy Attorney General.
(Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)