Healthcare provider will pay full restitution
King County woman was sentenced today to a month of community service and ordered
to pay full restitution after being convicted of First Degree Theft and four other
felony counts of Medicaid False Statement.
Naomi Uhi was a paid individual care provider
for a Medicaid recipient. Uhi continued
to bill the Medicaid program for four months after the recipient passed
away. The Attorney General’s Office
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigated and filed charges.
Uhi pleaded guilty in December to these
charges in Thurston County Superior Court.
The judge today also placed Uhi on community
custody for six months and ordered her to pay fines as well as restitution.
The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control
Unit is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of healthcare
provider fraud committed against the state’s Medicaid program. In addition, the
unit coordinates the investigation and prosecution of abuse and neglect
involving vulnerable adults residing in Medicaid funded residential facilities
with local law enforcement authorities through a statewide contact network.
The Department of Social and Health Services
Office of Fraud & Accountability investigates client fraud. You can report Medicaid Client Fraud via the
Department’s Online Complaint Form, call the Welfare Fraud Hotline at
1-800-562-6906 or send the complaint to Welfare Fraud Hotline, P.O. Box 45817,
Olympia, Washington 98504-5817.
Office of the Attorney General is the chief legal office for the state of
Washington with attorneys and staff in 27 divisions across the state providing
legal services to roughly 200 state agencies, boards and commissions. Attorney
General Bob Ferguson is working hard to protect consumers and seniors against
fraud, keep our communities safe, protect our environment and stand up for our
veterans. Visit www.atg.wa.gov to learn more.
Janelle Guthrie, Director of Communications,
Alison Dempsey-Hall, Deputy Communications
Director, (206) 641-1335