Portsmouth man sentenced to 2 years for making $188,000 in false Virginia Medicaid claims

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Portsmouth man has been sentenced to two years in prison for defrauding Virginia Medicaid and submitting more than $188.000 in false claims.

According to a Department of Justice news release, the false claims were made for a residential nursing home, Turning Points Residential Care.

Lopez Scott, 47, operated the nursing home that gave residential support services and skilled nursing services to recipients of Medicaid.

The DOJ said from October 2016 to October 2019, Scott submitted numerous false and fraudulent claims to Virginia Medicaid misrepresenting 5,847.75 hours of skilled nursing services for a Medicaid patient.

Those hours amounted to $188,297.39 in health care payments which Scott was not entitled to.

Source: Portsmouth man sentenced to 2 years for making $188,000 in false Virginia Medicaid claims at nursing home / WAVY.com

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