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Attorney general sues local woman for Medicaid fraud

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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson have jointly filed a lawsuit charging a Greene County woman with six counts of Medicaid fraud.

In a Aug. 4 news release, Koster said an investigation led by his office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit found that Angela Deanna Adams, 40, misused her position as a personal care attendant through Springfield-based Southwest Center for Independent Living.

The suit alleges that Adams, who worked under Medicaid's Consumer Directed Services, caused Medicaid claims to be submitted for personal care services that could not have been provided, as records show she was working other jobs at the same times reported.

The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit also found dates that Adams caused claims to be submitted for providing in-home personal care services, but the Medicaid recipient was actually in the hospital, according to the release.

Personal care attending that provide services under Medicaid's Consumer Directed Services are paid to assist Medicaid recipients with bathing, dressing and cleaning their homes to help them continue to live independently, the release said.[[In-content Ad]]

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