Maryland set to receive $500K from Woodlawn company for Medicaid Fraud
The State of Maryland will receive $500,000, after authorities say a non-profit organization committed Medicaid Fraud and did not provide the services for which they were paid.
The Maryland Office of the Attorney General says on Tuesday, that Living Sans Frontieres, Inc., a developmental disability administration provider based in Woodlawn, will pay $500,000 to the State of Maryland to resolve allegations that the non-profit organization billed the state Medicaid program for services they did not provide.
The company is apparently responsible for providing community-based housing and other supports to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. According to Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh the investigation revealed that Living Sans Frontieres, Inc. did not provide adequate staffing to meet the needs of a person under its care. Authorities report that the company billed the Medicaid program and received payment for services that were not actually delivered.
In a statement, Attorney General Frosh says, "This company cheated the State by billing for services they did not provide. More importantly, they cheated some of our most vulnerable citizens who depend upon those services. This conduct violates our law and our duty to developmentally disabled members of our community."
The Maryland Attorney General thanked Deputy Director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Jennifer S. Forsythe, Assistant Attorney General Adam T. Sampson, Auditor Carol Kelly and Investigators Michael Regan and Valerie Puig and the Maryland Department of Health and the Developmental Disabilities Administration for their work in the case.