Hellen Kiago, a 47-year-old Sturbridge citizen, was jailed on Wednesday early morning for presumably taking about $2.7 million from the MassHealth system as the owner of a Worcester-based home health firm, Attorney General Maura Healey’s workplace stated in a news release Wednesday afternoon.
Healey’s workplace declares Kiago’s Lifestream Healthcare Alliance LLC consistently overbilled and wrongly billed for services that were not licensed. Kiago and Lifestream were arraigned in Worcester Superior Court Wednesday, where they pleaded innocent to charges of Medicaid incorrect claims and larceny, according to Healey’s workplace. The accused are due back in court on Dec. 6 for a pretrial conference.
Supervisors at the Highland Street home health firm did not return a call looking for the remark by the due date on Wednesday. According to Healey’s workplace, Lifestream has a Dracut workplace too and was developed to offer home health services to people with MassHealth insurance, the state’s Medicaid program. Kiago is the sole owner, Healey’s workplace stated.
An examination was released after Healey’s workplace get grievances from many previous staff members declaring misbehavior and deceitful billing practices.
The indictments declare the scams returns to at least July 2015.