Attorney General Ford Announcing Sentencing of Las Vegas Medicaid Healthcare Provider

February 11, 2021

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that Stefan Ryan Flowers, 34, of Las Vegas, and Go With the Flow Behavioral Health, LLC (Go With the Flow), were sentenced in a Medicaid fraud case involving billing for services that were not provided to Medicaid recipients.   

Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Eric Johnson sentenced both Stefan Ryan Flowers and Go With the Flow for a category “D” felony offense of Submitting False Claims, Medicaid Fraud. Judge Johnson sentenced Flowers to 12 to 48 months incarceration, suspended, and placed him on probation for two years. As part of the sentence, Flowers and Go With the Flow were also ordered to pay $257,954.00 in restitution and Flowers was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. The fraud occurred between November 2017 and June 2018.

“My office will continue to ensure healthcare providers abide by their obligation to accurately present claims to Nevada’s Medicaid program,” said AG Ford. “Healthcare businesses and their owners must honestly fulfill their obligation to only bill Nevada Medicaid for services that are actually provided by their healthcare professionals.” 

The investigation of this case began after the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) received information that Go With the Flow and its owner Stefan Ryan Flowers may have billed Nevada Medicaid for Rehabilitative Mental Health (RMH) services that were not clinically or medically necessary. The investigation revealed that Go With the Flow, through Flowers as its owner and service provider, submitted claims to Nevada Medicaid purporting to have provided RMH services, when in fact the healthcare professionals had never provided such services.    

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. 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.

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

The criminal information against Flowers and Go With the Flow are linked. To file a complaint with the Office of the Nevada Attorney General, click here


(Photograph courtesy of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)