$2.27 Million Medicaid Fraud Arrest

Preferred Family Health, the Springfield, Mo.-based company at the center of recent fraud and bribery allegations and indictments among Arkansas legislators, has been temporarily suspended from the state’s Medicaid program after a former employee was arrested for fraudulently billing more than $2.27 million for services.

Robin Raveendran, 62, of Little Rock, was arrested last Thursday by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. He is charged with two counts of Medicaid fraud, one Class A felony and one Class B felony. He is accused of coordinating an effort which reimbursed his company for 20,109 illegally billed mental health services for a total of $2,277,816.05 from Jan. 1, 2015 to Oct. 19, 2017.

The services fraudulently billed included drug and alcohol safety education programs, substance abuse treatment, therapeutic foster care and community mental health center work.   MORE

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