Chester woman received Medicaid, pension payments from unlicensed group home patients in fraud scheme

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Chester woman has pleaded guilty to multiple fraud charges for her involvement in a Richmond-based health care services scheme.

Sharon Johnson, 58, owned and operated “Sharon Y. Johnson & Associates” between 2014 and 2021. Johnson signed up numerous clients, offering to manage their personal and home healthcare needs, paid for by the patients’ Medicaid eligibility.

According to court documents, Johnson’s personal residence in Chester served as an unlicensed group home, housing up to half a dozen Medicaid recipients.

The company claimed to provide Medicaid-reimbursed health care services. However, according to court documents, Johnson fraudulently billed Medicaid for personal care services for at least 14 patients despite no services actually being rendered.

Source: Chester woman received Medicaid, pension payments from unlicensed group home patients in fraud scheme / abc 8 News

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