“Our Medicaid Fraud Division works diligently to uphold the integrity of Georgia’s Medicaid program and protect taxpayer dollars no matter the amount,” said Carr. “This includes pursuing providers who violate the public’s trust by abusing a system meant to care for our most vulnerable. We will not hesitate to hold those who engage in this type of behavior accountable for their actions.”
An investigation by the Georgia Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Division uncovered evidence that between 2016 and 2020, Atlanta Behavioral Medicine improperly billed the Medicaid program for family psychotherapy sessions on a number of occasions when its patients only received basic medication management. According to accepted coding standards in the industry, these visits failed to qualify as therapy sessions, which resulted in Atlanta Behavioral Medicine receiving overpayments for the actual service rendered.