Attorney General Chris Koster has settled claims against Just What the Doctor Ordered, Inc. and its owner, Teresa Linneman, for submitting false claims to Medicaid. The agreement requires Linneman to pay the state $217,562.64.
Koster says the Fayette company provides durable medical equipment and incontinence supplies for adults and children to Medicaid clients. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Linneman has admitted criminal liability for billing Medicaid for more than 27,000 diapers that were never provided to Medicaid recipients and has agreed to pay the MO HealthNet Fraud Reimbursement Fund $207,562.64 for restitution, damages, and penalties, plus another $10,000 to the MO HealthNet Fraud Prosecution Revolving Fund for the costs of the investigation.
“One of my top priorities as Attorney General is to enforce our laws against those who cheat Missouri taxpayers by committing Medicaid fraud,” Koster says. “We will continue to search for individuals who would perpetrate this kind of fraud, and recover public money stolen from our health care system.”
The investigation began because of a tip provided to the Attorney General’s Office, he says.