July 25, 2017
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that JMD Counseling & Outreach Center, LLC (hereinafter JMD), based out of Las Vegas, was sentenced today for Medicaid fraud.
Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Kerry Earley sentenced JMD on a gross misdemeanor charge of Intentional Failure to Maintain Adequate Records. The fraud was committed between October 2014 and December 2016.
“Medicaid provider businesses need to be held just as accountable as the individual service providers that provide these needed services to Medicaid recipients,” said Laxalt. “Prosecution of these crimes helps deter fraud and keep these fraudulent businesses from operating in Nevada.”
Judge Earley sentenced JMD and placed it on probation for three years. As part of the sentence, JMD was ordered to pay $30,000 in restitution.
The investigation began after the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) received an allegation that JMD was not providing services to Medicaid recipients. The investigation revealed that JMD intentionally failed to maintain accurate documentation, including progress notes, concerning the services actually provided to Medicaid recipients. Many of JMD’s records did not note accurate or true dates or types of services purportedly provided to the Medicaid recipients.
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. Persons convicted of Medicaid fraud may also be administratively excluded from future Medicaid and Medicare participation. Anyone wishing to report suspicious activities regarding any related fraud may contact the MFCU at 702-486-3420 or 775-684-1100.
This case was prosecuted by Andrew Schulke, Senior Deputy Attorney General.