Someone Call a Doctor…and a Lawyer

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There’s always one sentence you cringe to hear? ”Someone call a doctor!’? Can you imagine that sentenced coupled with? ”…and a lawyer!’? A plethora of horrid situations come to mind when someone utters those pleas. According to a Robesonian article a Medicaid fraudster seemed to be leveraging behavioral health service providers (cue the doctor) for unnecessary reasons; now she needs to make a much more important phone call – to a lawyer.

A North Carolina business owner won’t be making many more calls to health care professionals – or anyone else – after it was discovered that she had been committing Medicaid fraud since 2006, scamming the federal government out of more than $2.1 million dollars. (Seems like she’s been busy with more than just her business.)Source: Today’s ”Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, ”Woman Sentenced to 5 Years for Medicaid Fraud,” published by Robesonian on February 8, 2013.

RALEIGH — A local business owner has been sentenced in federal court to five years in prison after defrauding Medicaid of more than $2.1 million beginning in 2006, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Andetra Michelle Sampson, 39, of Lumberton, was sentenced on Jan. 31 for her involvement in a four-year health care scheme that defrauded Medicaid by falsely filing bills for behavioral health services.

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Larry Benson
Larry Benson is currently the Director of Strategic Alliances for Revenue Discovery and Recovery at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, Benson is responsible for developing partnerships for the tax and revenue and child support enforcement verticals. He focuses on embedded companies that have a need for third-party analytics to enhance their current offerings.