Alabama psychologist to plead guilty to $1.5M Medicaid fraud

A psychologist in Birmingham, Ala., will plead guilty to falsely billing the state's Medicaid program for services that weren't performed, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

Federal prosecutors said Sharon Waltz, 50, was charged with conspiracy to defraud Medicaid of at least $1.5 million following a federal investigation into claims she submitted between 2016 and 2018.

Prosecutors claimed Ms. Waltz filed claims for individual and group counseling sessions for at-risk youth that weren't provided.

Ms. Waltz, who operated Capstone Medical Resources in various Alabama locations, agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to defraud Medicaid. She will also pay $1.5 million in restitution to the state's Medicaid program.

 

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