Former Bluegrass Autism operator accused of Medicaid Fraud
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The former operator of Bluegrass Autism in Danville has been charged in three counts of Medical Assistance Program Fraud, all of which are felonies, says Attorney General Andy Beshear.
Edward Parker was accused of causing Medicaid providers who contracted with him, to bill Medicaid for false claims. The source? The services were false, or were provided by his unqualified staff to both children and adults. Therefore, the claims submitted to medicaid were also false.
Parker was indicted on February 18 by a Boyle County Grand Jury. If convicted, Beshear says he faces a potential sentence of between 7 to 25 years.
“To seek personal gain from health services to our most vulnerable citizens is very troubling,” Beshear said. “I take my role as Medicaid watchdog very seriously. As the Attorney General, I am committed to protecting our families and children and holding anyone accountable whose actions defraud not only the government but the people government serves.”