Georgia settles with Maxim for $1.4 million in Medicaid case

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Maxim Healthcare Services, a home healthcare agency based in Baltimore, has agreed to pay Georgia $1.44 million as part of a multi-state $130 million settlement of charges involving fraudulent Medicaid claims.

According to the attorney general’s office, Maxim offices in 41 states submitted claims for Medicaid services not rendered as well as claims that lacked the required documentation.

It was also alleged that some Maxim facilities were not properly licensed and, as a result, ineligible to submit claims for Medicaid reimbursement.

The investigation started with a whistleblower lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey and was subsequently developed by the federal government into a 41-state settlement, Attorney General Sam Olens said.

© 2011 by The Georgia Report

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