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Massachusetts Attorney General Agrees to $10M Settlement with Home Health Provider

The office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has reached a $10 million settlement with CEO George Kiongera and his firm, Lawrence, MA-based Maestro-Connections Health Systems, which allegedly sent false claims to MassHealth, the state Medicaid program. The attorney general made the announcement on Thursday.  

In addition to the cash settlement, the agreement blocks Maestro-Connections from providing services to MassHealth members until the company hires an outside monitor and undergoes a three-year compliance program during which its policies are to be updated and its staff retrained.

“Today’s outcome demonstrates the ongoing work between MassHealth and the Medicaid Fraud Division and MassHealth’s program integrity efforts to prevent inappropriate payments,” said DanTsai, assistant secretary and Medicaid director in the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Division. Since 2016, the attorney general’s office has recovered $40 million in payments to MassHealth.  

Read the source article at McKnight’s Senior Living

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