NC Attorney General Stein Announces $325,000 Settlement in Medicaid Fraud Case
Atlanticare allowed improperly qualified home care aides to serve patients and produced false documents in response to requests for verification
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced that the state of North Carolina has agreed to settle allegations against Atlanticare Home Care Agency, which had been accused of submitting fraudulent claims to the North Carolina Medicaid Program.
False Documents and Improperly Qualified Aides
According to the allegations, Greenville-based Atlanticare allowed improperly qualified home care aides to serve patients and produced false documents in response to requests for verification.
As a part of the settlement with the state, Atlanticare and its owner, Elbert Moore, will return $325,000 to the NC Medicaid Program.
"When North Carolina's taxpayers pay into the Medicaid program, they expect that money to be used correctly," said Attorney General Stein. "That is why my office takes Medicaid fraud seriously. We will continue our work to fight against misuse and waste."
The settlement with Atlanticare was obtained with the assistance of the North Carolina Department of Justice, Medicaid Investigations Division, and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance – Clinical Policy and Program Integrity.