February 13, 2019
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced
that Moving Forward Counseling Solutions, LLC (Moving Forward), a Medicaid
provider business based out of Las Vegas, was sentenced for Medicaid fraud. The
fraud was committed between January 2016 and December 2016.
Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Michael Villani sentenced Moving Forward on a gross misdemeanor charge of Intentional Failure to Maintain Adequate Records and placed the business on probation for three years. As part of the sentence, Moving Forward was ordered to pay $40,000 in restitution. Individuals or businesses convicted of Medicaid fraud may also be administratively excluded from future Medicaid and Medicare participation.
“Many Nevadans face a critical need for Medicaid services, and my Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is here to ensure every Nevadan receives promised services,” said AG Ford. “In our mission to protect the health and safety of Nevadans, we will continue to hold provider businesses that commit fraud accountable.”
The investigation of this case began after the Medicaid Fraud Control
Unit (MFCU) received an allegation that Moving Forward was not providing
services to Medicaid recipients. Findings revealed that Moving Forward submitted
claims for services that did not have any documentation or the documentation
was not sufficient to substantiate the claim billed to Medicaid. Moving Forward
continued to receive payment for these claimed services.
On behalf of the Attorney General and the State, the MFCU investigates and prosecutes financial fraud by those providing healthcare services or goods to Medicaid patients. Anyone wishing to report suspicious activities regarding any related fraud may contact the MFCU at 702-486-3420 or 775-684-1100.
To view the criminal Information, click here.
This case was investigated by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and was prosecuted by Senior Deputy Attorney General Andrew Schulke.