November 24, 2014
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - A North Las Vegas company has been ordered to pay nearly a million dollars after investigators say it billed Medicaid for mental health services it never provided.
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto on Monday described Unity Family Services' billing practices as "unconscionable."
Investigators say that from January 2010 to July 2012, the behavioral health company charged Medicaid for time when it could have been providing services, but offered no documentation that the service actually took place.
Prosecutors say therapists and patients confirmed they hadn't received care.
Unity was convicted of a felony charge of submitting false Medicaid claims and ordered to pay back $800,000.
District Court Judge Elissa Cadish also ordered the company to pay another $100,000 in investigation and prosecution costs.
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