Attorney General Ford Announces Felony Convictions of Medicaid Healthcare Providers


March 17, 2021

Las Vegas, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that April Lynn Brown, 47, of Las Vegas, and Dynamic Minds Family Services, LLC (Dynamic Minds), were sentenced in a Medicaid fraud case involving billing for services that were not provided to Medicaid recipients. The fraud occurred between January 2017 and May 2018.

Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Ronald J. Israel sentenced April Lynn Brown and Dynamic Minds for a category “D” felony offense of Submitting False Claims, Medicaid Fraud. Judge Israel sentenced Brown to 12 to 24 months in prison, suspended, and placed her on probation for two years. As part of the sentence, Dynamic Minds was also ordered to pay $499,848 in restitution, and Brown was ordered to perform 150 hours of community service. Persons convicted of Medicaid fraud may also be administratively excluded from future Medicaid and Medicare participation.

“Overbilling and false billing of Medicaid hurts taxpayers and puts this important healthcare program at risk,” said AG Ford. “My office will hold healthcare providers accountable when they don’t conduct business honestly with Nevada’s healthcare programs.”  

The investigation of this case began after the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) received information that April Lynn Brown, a licensed Qualified Mental Health Professional and owner of Dynamic Minds, had billed Nevada Medicaid for excessive Rehabilitative Mental Health (RMH) services. The investigation revealed that Dynamic Minds, through Brown as its owner and service provider, submitted claims to Nevada Medicaid purporting to have provided in excess of 24 hours of RMH services each day over a period of several months.  In fact, Brown had neither provided nor could have provided the services in such quantities.     

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. The Nevada MFCU receives 75 percent of its funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under a grant award. The remaining 25 percent is funded by the State of Nevada, MFCU. Anyone wishing to report suspicions regarding any of these concerns may contact the MFCU at 702-486-3420 or 775-684-1100.

This case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and prosecuted by Senior Deputy Attorney General Steve Sidhu. 

To view the criminal information of April Lynn Brown, click here. To view the criminal information of Dynamic Minds Family Service, LLC, click here.

To file a complaint with the Office of the Nevada Attorney General, click here.

 

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