Just What the Doctor Ordered settles Mo. AG's lawsuit
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a settlement on Tuesday with a medical equipment and incontinence supplies provider for allegedly submitting false claims to Medicaid.
Just What the Doctor Ordered Inc. and owner/operator Teresa Linneman must pay the state $217,562.64 under the terms of the agreement. JWTDO, a Fayette-based company, provides durable medical equipment and incontinence supplies for children and adults to Medicaid clients.
Under the terms of the settlement, JWTDO and Linneman admitted criminal liability for billing Medicaid for more than 27,000 diapers that were never provided to recipients of Medicaid. The defendants agreed to pay $207,562.64 to the MO HealthNet Fraud Reimbursement Fund for restitution, damages and penalties, as well as $10,000 to the MO HealthNet Fraud Prosecution Revolving Fund for case costs.
The agreement prohibits Linneman from billing Medicaid or having a financial interest or billing and coding responsibility at any company that submits reimbursement claims to Medicaid.
"One of my top priorities as attorney general is to enforce our laws against those who cheat Missouri taxpayers by committing Medicaid fraud," Koster said. "We will continue to search for individuals who would perpetrate this kind of fraud, and recover public money stolen from our health care system."