A mental health services company has agreed to pay Medicare and the TennCare Bureau $220,000 to settle a case of fraud. At issue are bills for therapy sessions that never happened in Tennessee nursing homes.
A former employee of Paradigm Health Services submitted multiple invoices for patients, some of whom she’d only seen for moments. Renee Vaughn pleaded guilty to health care fraud. She was sentenced to three years probation and banned from participating in any federal health care program.
The settlement announcement clarifies that there is no evidence the company was aware of the wrongdoing.