JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a $67,000 settlement Monday with a Kansas City-based adult daycare to resolve allegations that it charged Missouri's Medicaid program for services it did not provide.
Koster's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit alleged that on several days between November 2009 and January 2011, Adult Daycare Villas LLC and June Porter-LaMothe, the company's owner-operator, failed to provide the full-day services for several of the daycare's disabled and elderly residents for which the company later billed Medicaid.
"It is shameful when Missouri's scarce health-care resources are fraudulently taken by a provider, leaving citizens without the important services to which they are entitled," Koster said. "My office will continue to investigate and prosecute those who steal from the Medicaid program and from the Missourians who rely on the program to receive the medical care they need."
Under the terms of the settlement, Adult Daycare Villas LLC must pay $26,419 in damages, $25,000 in penalties and $7,500 for court and attorney costs. Additionally, Adult Daycare Villas LLC will no longer be allowed to provide services under the Medicaid program and June Porter-LaMothe cannot provide any services that will be directly or indirectly billed to Medicaid.