Psychologist Jennie Miller guilty of Medicaid fraud

October 15, 2012

A former western Nebraska therapist has pleaded no contest to one count of Medicaid fraud in Dawes County District Court.

Jennie Miller, formerly of Chadron, pleaded no contest Thursday to the charge of fraudulently obtaining payments on behalf of a Medicaid recipient.

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning says Miller claimed more than $15,000 in Medicaid payments for services she did not provide.

The plea stems from an investigation by the Attorney General's Office Medicaid Fraud and Patient Abuse Unit. The investigation showed Miller received $15,629 for mental health services she claimed to have provided in 2009 in Chadron.

However, investigators found she was jailed in Wyoming on unrelated charges at the time she claimed to have provided those services.

Miller faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Her sentencing is set for Nov. 27.

Source: Jordan Onwiler, "Mental Health Therapist Guilty of Medicaid Fraud in Nebraska," NTV (ABC), September 21, 2012.


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