Sep 8 2015
OLYMPIA — A new joint legislative audit report encourages the Legislature to renew its Medicaid False Claims Act (FCA), noting its highly effective use by the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) in the three years since its original passage. The preliminary report will be the subject of a legislative hearing tomorrow.
Jun 11 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit against a Snohomish couple who scammed elderly Washington residents applying for Medicaid and veterans benefits. The Attorney General’s Office alleges that the Cooks’ actions violated the state Consumer Protection Act.
Jun 9 2015
SEATTLE — A former adult family home operator pleaded guilty today to charges he criminally mistreated a man in his care.
Jun 4 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that the King County Superior Court convicted Elene Allonce of forging a nursing license that she used to fraudulently serve as a Medicaid healthcare provider. Allonce is sentenced to six months in jail, the most time allowed for this 16-year-old crime.
Apr 22 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that an Auburn man was arrested at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this afternoon on charges he criminally mistreated a man in his care at his adult family home. The victim has been hospitalized since Jan. 6.
Jan 16 2015
Sea Mar Health Centers to pay $3.35 million in Attorney General’s Office investigation of improper billing
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that his office is recovering $3.35 million from Sea Mar Community Health Centers, stemming from allegations Sea Mar improperly billed Medicaid for thousands of dental appointments.
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.
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.