Mental health counselor Joshua Johnmeyer charged with Medicaid fraud

February 17, 2011

On December 7, 2010, the Missouri Attorney General announce that licensed professional counselor Joshua Johnmeyer was charged with four felony counts of Medicaid fraud, one count of obstruction and one count of stealing by deceit.

Johnmeyer is charged with submitting false claims for payment to Medicaid for mental health counseling services he did not perform and for supplying the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit with false patient records with the intention to defraud the state.

He is further charged with billing the state for more than $3,600 in false claims from January to September 2009.

Source: Emily Rittman, “Missouri Attorney General: Springfield counselor faces six felony counts in Medicaid fraud case,” KSPR-33 (ABC-TV affiliate), December 7, 2010.


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