Las Vegas behavioral health worker sentenced for fraud
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas man was sentenced on Monday in a Medicaid fraud case involving the failure to maintain adequate records to support Medicaid claims.
43-year-old Garren Morris was sentenced to 150 days, suspended, performance of 100 hours of community service and payment of $23,946 in restitution, penalties and costs.
He was also sentenced to a period of probation not to exceed two years.
The case began after information was obtained that Morris had submitted progress notes and time and attendance documents to a behavioral health company, Unity Family Services, for services allegedly provided to Medicaid recipients.
The investigation found the progress notes and subsequent Medicaid claims were submitted for time periods where Medicaid recipients were incarcerated at the Clark County Detention Center and therefore unable to receive behavioral health services.
The investigation also showed Morris did not visit nor call the Medicaid recipients during times or for time periods that Morris claimed he had provided the behavioral health services.
The fraud occurred from February 2011 and July 2012.