Dec 4 2014
OLYMPIA — The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit filed a lawsuit today against a Wenatchee-based company that allegedly provided fraudulent training to dozens of school districts around the state, leading to tens of millions of dollars in false Medicaid claims.
Nov 19 2014
AG sends Notice of Endangerment and Intent to Sue to U.S. Dept. of Energy and its contractors to protect workers from hazardous Hanford tank vapors
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson is sending the U.S. Dept. of Energy, and its contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), a Notice of Endangerment and Intent to Sue. Ferguson seeks to protect workers at the federal Hanford Nuclear Reservation from hazardous chemical vapors that continue to jeopardize worker health and safety.
Nov 17 2014
Attorney General’s Office presents argument defending rules requiring pharmacies to fill lawful prescriptions
PORTLAND, Ore. — This week, the Attorney General’s Office will defend rules requiring pharmacies to fill lawful prescriptions for time-sensitive medications.
Nov 6 2014
SPOKANE — After being contacted by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO), Shriners Hospitals for Children agreed that it will extend health benefits to same-sex spouses of its employees nationwide in states recognizing marriage equality. This new health care policy is effective Jan. 1, 2015.
Nov 3 2014
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today joined a “friend of the court” brief opposing a lawsuit that threatens health care coverage gains under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Oct 24 2014
OLYMPIA - Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Attorney General Bob Ferguson are urging consumers to be aware of scam artists exploiting the public’s fear of Ebola.
Oct 10 2014
Attorney General announces Extendicare to pay Washington more than $1M to resolve multistate lawsuit
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that hundreds of residents at 15 skilled-nursing facilities in Washington will benefit from an unprecedented multistate agreement with Extendicare Health Services, Inc. (“Extendicare”) and its subsidiary, Progressive Step Corporation (“ProStep”).
Sep 29 2014
OLYMPIA — In a case brought by the Attorney General, the owner of a wheelchair company that fraudulently delivered 119 used or refurbished wheelchairs to the poor and disabled across the state was convicted on felony charges Sept. 25 in Thurston County Superior Court.
Jul 30 2014
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Attorney General’s Office has filed criminal charges against Michael Mann, owner of Wheelchairs Plus Inc., in Thurston County Superior Court. The AGO alleges Mann committed the crimes of First Degree Theft and Medicaid False Statement when he fraudulently provided 119 Medicaid recipients with used or refurbished wheelchairs while billing Medicaid as if they were new. Mann billed the State Medicaid system a total of $606,980 for the wheelchairs.
Jul 29 2014
EVERETT — A Lynnwood woman must repay Washington state more than $200,000 for workers’ comp benefits she received fraudulently.