For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
Date: July 27, 2010
Personal Care Provider Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud
(Boise) – Bonners Ferry resident Coral Mouser was sentenced yesterday for Medicaid provider fraud, a felony, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. First District Judge Benjamin Simpson sentenced Mouser to five years in prison, a $5,000 fine and ordered her to pay restitution. The Court suspended the sentence and ordered Mouser to serve 45 days in jail and to pay $12,465 in restitution to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Mouser, 35, a personal care provider, pleaded guilty on May 24, 2010. By pleading guilty, Mouser admitted to submitting progress notes on clients for care in their homes that she did not provide. She was then paid based on the fraudulent progress notes causing a loss to the Idaho Medicaid Program. Medicaid uses state and federal taxpayer dollars to provide health care for more than 200,000 Idaho residents who are poor, disabled or elderly.
The case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Kendal McDevitt at the request of the Boundary County Prosecutor.
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