Connecticut: Behavioral health center to pay nearly $900,000 after alleged violations

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 12, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced Dec. 8 that APT Foundation Inc. (APT), a behavioral health and substance use disorder services provider, and its chief executive officer Lynn Madden, will pay $883,859 after allegations of submitting improper claims for payment to the state’s Medicaid Program.

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced Dec. 8 that APT Foundation Inc. (APT), a behavioral health and substance use disorder services provider, and its chief executive officer Lynn Madden, will pay $883,859 after allegations of submitting improper claims for payment to the state’s Medicaid Program.

"With limited resources available to help those who are truly in need in the opioid epidemic our state and nation currently faces, it is critical that we get the most from each tax dollar spent on treatment," Jepsen said.  "Methadone clinics enrolled as providers in the CMAP have a responsibility to comply with all laws and regulations when they submit claims for payment. My office and our law enforcement partners will continue to diligently pursue those who have received improper reimbursements from the Medicaid program. I credit APT and Ms. Madden for stepping up to rectify their improper claims process while also cooperating with this investigation."

APT has Connecticut locations in New Haven, North Haven and Bridgeport. It provides methadone maintenance and detoxification services and is enrolled in the state’s Medical Assistance Program (CMAP), which is administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS). APT allegedly billed CMAP improper amounts for its methadone maintenance services.

"This settlement of nearly $885,000 from the APT Foundation to the state and federal governments should raise awareness among all enrolled medical providers about the absolute need for careful adherence to billing and claiming requirements," said DSS Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said. "I join Attorney General Jepsen in commending his team, our federal partners and DSS staff for their outstanding work in the investigation and resolution of this case."


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