Attorney General Pruitt Files New Charges against OKC Drug and Alcohol Counselor
OKLAHOMA CITY— Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has filed new charges against Dora Ologweraro Uwudia, 44, of Midwest City. Previous charges were filed in June.
According to the charges filed in Oklahoma County District Court, Uwudia allegedly billed the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) for more than $82,000 for services between August 2010 and March 2012 that were not rendered, and failed to maintain documentation for treatment and billing.
The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit previously filed three Medicaid fraud charges against Uwudia for similar circumstances that totaled more than $6,000.
Investigators confirmed with court records and client interviews that Uwudia could not and did not perform the services as billed. One family was billed for services for four children when one child was physically unavailable for counseling. Uwudia also was unable to provide verification for 555 sessions she allegedly provided to Medicaid recipients.
“We will continue to investigate and prosecute fraud within the Medicaid system to ensure its benefits are used wisely and efficiently,” Pruitt said. “Criminals who take advantage of the system will not be tolerated in Oklahoma.”
The AG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is the only Oklahoma law enforcement agency dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of Medicaid fraud. The Unit helps raise awareness as well as investigates and prosecutes provider fraud and abuse of residents in Medicaid-funded nursing homes.
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