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Cheyenne Woman Indicted for Medicaid Fraud

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A Wyoming Medicaid provider was indicted for alleged health care fraud for billing Wyoming Medicaid for services she did not perform.

Deborah Person of Cheyenne was indicted in the Federal US District Court of Wyoming on one count of federal health care fraud for erroneously billing Wyoming Medicaid more than $10,000. Person provides Medicaid services for developmentally disabled children.

The case was investigated by the Wyoming Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Attorney General’s Office based on a referral from Wyoming Medicaid, part of the Wyoming Department of Health. If convicted, Person faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The Wyoming Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes financial fraud by those providing healthcare services or goods to Medicaid patients. The unit also investigates and prosecutes instances of elder abuse or neglect.

The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit’s Hotline for reporting suspected fraud or abuse by a Medicaid provider is 1-800-378-0345.

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