Yesterday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced charges against a Snohomish County caregiver for claiming pay for care while her client was in jail.
Our office has charged Chastidy M. McMahon with second-degree theft and Medicaid false statement in Thurston County Superior Court.
McMahon claimed that she was providing Medicaid personal homecare and transportation services to a man with development disabilities who was actually incarcerated in the Snohomish County Jail during that time.
“Medicaid fraud takes already scarce healthcare funds away from the people in our state who need them most,” Ferguson said. “If you’re a healthcare provider who isn’t playing by the rules, my office will hold you accountable.”
Fighting Medicaid fraud in Washington
Our Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is responsible for investigating and prosecuting fraud committed by healthcare providers against the state’s Medicaid program. The unit also coordinates investigation and prosecution of abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults in Medicaid-funded residential facilities.
You can report suspected Medicaid fraud at 1-800-562-6906 or send an email to HotTips@hca.wa.gov.