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.
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.
convicted of Medicaid fraud may also be administratively excluded from future Medicaid
and Medicare participation.
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
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.
was investigated by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and
prosecuted by Senior Deputy Attorney General Steve Sidhu.
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.