Local Mental Health Provider Closes Doors After Allegations of Medicaid Fraud

Reported by: Logan McDougall
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Updated: 4/03/2013 2:03 pm
A provider of mental health services across east Idaho has shuttered the doors after the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare terminated Medicaid payments to the company.

According to a letter obtained by KPVI News 6 dated March 28, 2013, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is “suspending all Medicaid payments to Seasons of Hope; is seeking recoupment of overpayments in the amount of $439,659.11; is imposing Civil Monetary Penalties in the amount of $109,941.79; and is immediately terminating Seasons of Hope’s provider agreements for a period of 5 years.”

The Department reviewed services provided by Seasons of Hope between June 2010 and January 2013 and believes there are credible allegations of fraud against the company and an active investigation is pending.

Seasons of Hope has 28 days to appeal to termination.

The company operated facilities in seven eastern Idaho cities.

Calls to the organization for comment by KPVI News 6 have not been returned.

You can view the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare letter by clicking the link at the top of the page.
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