Bend man, affiliated home care company agree to pay $2.9 million settlement of fraudulent claims

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — A Bend resident and his residential care company have agreed to pay $2.9 million to settle federal and state allegations that the firm submitted false reimbursement claims to Oregon’s Medicaid program, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Kevin Cox, 51, and At Home Care LLC, doing business as At Home Care Group (AHCG), will pay $1.86 million to the United States and $1.04 million to the state of Oregon.

AHCG also waived indictment and pleaded guilty Thursday in Deschutes County Circuit Court to two counts of making a false claim for health care payment.

“Individuals and companies who submit false claims to federally-backed state health care programs increase health care costs for everyone,” said Scott Erik Asphaug, acting U.S. attorney for the District of Oregon. “We take health care fraud very seriously and will continue to hold accountable those who undermine the integrity of these important programs.”

Source: Bend man, affiliated home care company agree to pay $2.9 million settlement of fraudulent claims / KTVZ News Channel 21

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