News from the Office of Inspector General

News from the Office of Inspector General

Below are news reports of Medicaid/Peachcare for Kids fraud cases: 

Metro Atlanta dentist gets federal prison time for Medicaid fraud: 
A dentist who practiced in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties is headed to federal prison for Medicaid fraud. Dr. Oluwatoyin Solarin was sentenced to a year and six months for filing false claims worth nearly $1 million, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta announced Wednesday. Read more
 
Pain Management Physician Resolves Georgia False Medicaid Claims Act Allegations: 
ATLANTA – Today, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky and Attorney General Andy Beshear of the Commonwealth of Kentucky in announcing that pain management physician, Dr. Robert Windsor, has agreed to the entry of a $20 million consent judgment to resolve allegations that he violated the Georgia False Medicaid Claims Act. Read more
 
Richmond County Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Medicaid Fraud
On Saturday, November 5, 2016, a Richmond County Jury convicted Carl Anthony Wardlaw, owner and operator of TWI Counseling, Inc., on one felony count of Conspiracy to Commit Medicaid Fraud (O.G.G.A. §§ 16-4-8 and 49-4-146.1(b)). Read more 
 
Georgia Reaches Landmark Kickback Settlement With Tenet Healthcare Corp. – Over $100 Million Returned To Georgia Taxpayers
ATLANTA, GA-  Today, Attorney General Sam Olens joined the United States in announcing that Tenet Healthcare Corporation (Tenet), and several of its subsidiaries will pay more than $513 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a scheme to pay kickbacks in return for patient referrals. Read more 
 
Eight, including a Former State Employee, Charged in Northern District of Georgia as Part of the Largest National Medicare Fraud Takedown in History
ATLANTA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an unprecedented nationwide sweep led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in 36 federal districts, resulting in criminal and civil charges against 301individuals, including 61 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes involving approximately $900 million in false billings. Read more