Okla. AG files charges against medical clinic owner for Medicaid fraud

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 29, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) -- Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced Friday his office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has filed charges against a medical clinic owner.

Deanna Williams, 49, owner of Fast Care Medical Clinics in Del City and Shawnee, was charged with two counts of Medicaid fraud in Oklahoma County District Court.

She allegedly sent the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, or OHCA, more than 940 duplicate claims for payments from January to December 2011.

According to Pruitt's office, investigators learned that Williams was sending claims to OHCA through the agency's secure website while also submitting the same claims through her other company, North West Medical Billing.

If convicted, Williams faces a possible maximum sentence of three years per count and/or fines of up to $183,745.

The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is the state's law enforcement agency dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of Medicaid fraud.

From Legal Newsline: Reach Jessica Karmasek by email at jessica@legalnewsline.com.

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