Lincoln Lady Implicated of Medicaid Scams

A Lincoln female who offered house look after a guy is implicated of overbilling Medicaid for almost $9,000 of services she never ever offered, according to court files.

State district attorneys today charged Debra Dukes, 55, with 2 counts of dedicating scams to acquire the support of more than $500.

Dukes was a so-called task company for a patient, according to an affidavit for her arrest.

Task company agreement with the state to assist handicapped grown-ups or older grown ups with personal care, escort them to medical visits and assist with jobs in the home such as cleaning, shopping and preparing meals, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Medicaid scams detectives in the Nebraska Attorney General’s workplace started penetrating Dukes’ billing practices and time cards in April 2016, the affidavit stated.

Detectives discovered she was paid $8,747.41 by Nebraska Medicaid for 1,400 hours that overlapped times when the guy remained in a medical facility or medical treatment center, the affidavit stated.

Under a provider contract Dukes signed, suppliers cannot bill Medicaid while the customer remains in a center, the affidavit stated.

Her agreement with the state ended in May 2016, the affidavit stated.