$11 million settlement reached, charges filed against two former Hacienda HealthCare leaders

PHOENIX — An $11 million agreement has been reached between Hacienda HealthCare and the state of Arizona over improper billing, and two top former executives have been indicted, according to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

A fraud investigation into Hacienda HealthCare reportedly showed that executives with Hacienda intentionally inflated costs in several ways to markup paperwork given to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, resulting in nearly $11 million in excess payments from the state to Hacienda from 2013-2018.

Brnovich says that Hacienda entered a contract in 2013 with the Division of Developmental Disabilities which would give Hacienda $1,100 per day per patient at the Hacienda HealthCare facility. If there was any money left over from that pool, it was supposed to be returned to the DDD.

Source: $11 million settlement reached, charges filed against two former Hacienda HealthCare leaders / ABC 15 Arizona

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