Special Design Healthcare, a Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based pharmacy, has settled with the U.S. and states of Missouri and Illinois to pay $3.9 million for allegations of Medicaid fraud. According to an article in the August 13, 2009 Chicago Tribune, the pharmacy’s owner is charged with submitting false and fraudulent claims to the two states’ Medicaid programs.
Between October 2002 to June 2006, prosecutors “allege the pharmacy billed Missouri and Illinois Medicaid for more drugs than it purchased, charged for brand name medicine when it dispensed generic, and billed without proper medical authorization,” according to the Chicago Tribune article.
For the full article, go to: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-mo-medicaidfraud,0,6683688.story.
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