Spokane medical provider accused of stealing millions of dollars in state Medicaid funds

SPOKANE, Wash. — A Spokane medical provider is accused of stealing millions of dollars in state Medicaid funds.

Investigators say Paul Means billed the state for treatment he never provided and for hours he never spent with patients.

Means has been under investigation for years. A Medicaid fraud agent with the state attorney general’s office was just granted another search warrant to collect more digital evidence. Investigators say Means altered patient notes so he could charge more, and those charges did not add up.

In one 24-hour period, Means clocked in 70 hours and the state paid him.

Court documents paint Paul Means as a person who cared more about profits than patients.

His company, Spokane-based Abilia Healthcare, was flagged in 2019 when an audit showed an unusually high amount of medicaid claims for in-person examinations.

Source: Spokane medical provider accused of stealing millions of dollars in state Medicaid funds / KREM 2 News

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