3/31/2014 2:17:00 PM State officials looking into possible Medicaid fraud involving parents of child
Possible Medicaid fraud involving the 24-hour care of a young person with severe physical problems is being investigated by the Indiana Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit . A search warrant for the parents' home was requested by the state agency March 18 and approved by Circuit Court Judge Jon Webster. Two days later, the warrant was implemented, with various items seized from the local home, including the parents' computer, tax records dating back to 2010, medical records, cell phone, various financial records, etc. According to the affidavit for the warrant, the investigation thus far has revealed the parents and caregivers paid to take care of the child were involved in the scheme which involved inflated billing to Medicaid for services never received. The paid caregivers then made "kick-backs" to the parents. Investigators also stated in the affidavit that the parents provided falsified employment verification forms to justify Medicaid care for their child. A subpoena to JP Morgan Chase Bank has also been issued for 2011, 2012 and 2013 financial records for the parents, and four of their child's caregivers. Other Subpoenas A variety of subpoenas were issued recently, including four for medical records of three people; one to River Valley Financial Bank for records for a continuing investigation; and one to an REMC for account/payment records of an individual.