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Bastrop woman charged with billing Medicaid for unprovided care

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Bastrop woman is one of two people arrested and charged with Medicaid fraud for submitting false time sheets.

According to Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, Jolonda Huff, 31, of Ann Lane, Bastrop, was booked on one count of Medicaid fraud at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Monday.  Huff, a personal care attendant, submitted time sheets claiming she provided caregiver services to a Medicaid patient on the same dates and times the patient was actually receiving care at a Dallas hospital. 

In an unrelated incident, Lakeiqua Green, surrendered to Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigators on Monday. She was booked on one count of Medicaid fraud at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.  Green, a personal care attendant, submitted time sheets stating that she provided in-home caregiver services to a Medicaid patient on the same dates and times the patient was actually receiving care at a New Orleans hospital. 

Personal care attendants are hired by Medicaid providers to care for physically handicapped Medicaid recipients.  The personal care attendants keep service logs and records of hours worked with each client and submit the hours to the Medicaid provider for payment.  In turn, the Medicaid provider submits the hours to the Medicaid program for payment of services rendered.

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