Rockland Mental Health Association Fined For Filing False Records

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday that The Mental Health Association of Rockland County must pay $304,000 in a lawsuit regarding faulty Medicaid record keeping before a 2009 state audit. Prior to that year, employees changed records to match the filings submitted in the state Medicaid claims. The investigation began based on a lawsuit brought by two former employees detailing the falsified records. $250,000 will go to penalties under state and federal claims with the remainder relating to doctored progress notes and plans for the Continuing Day Treatment program which was discontinued in 2012. County Executive Ed Day communicated his concern with public healthcare programs by saying, “Dishonesty within our Medicaid system diverts precious taxpayer dollars, drives up the cost of health care and jeopardizes the strength of a program the serves our most vulnerable residents.”

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