Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dr. James Crow sentenced to prison for Medicaid Fraud - using wrong billing codes

Medicaid Fraud and Perjury by Brownwood, Texas Dentist. Perjury(emphasis added).

Who at these Medicaid mills are willing to leave your family, newborns, sick parents and head off to prison? Better be thinking about it.

September 21, 2011
SAN ANGELO, Texas — A Brownwood dentist convicted in federal court in San Angelo of defrauding Medicaid has been sentenced to 70 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $1.6 million in restitution.

James Crow, 67, was ordered by U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on or before Oct. 26. He also was ordered to pay $1,653,474 to Texas Medicaid and forfeit that amount in cash, a truck, several Harley Davidson motorcycles, a residence in Brownwood and additional real estate elsewhere in Brown County, a camper, a boat and a trailer.

Cummings also issued a finding that Crow had committed perjury during the two-week, May 2011 trial in San Angelo.

Crow was convicted on evidence that he filed claims to Medicaid for services he didn't perform and for services billed under improper billing codes. Crow billed Medicaid for resin-based fillings when the service weren't performed or services were performed that were not reimbursable under Medicaid.

The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's office in Lubbock using investigations conducted by the Texas Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the FBI.