Lincoln--Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announced today that an Omaha woman has been ordered to pay the State of Nebraska more than $400,000 for Medicaid claims that she could not document.
Chandra Wrightsell, owner of Evol Consulting, submitted more than 1,300 claims to the Nebraska Medicaid program but did not have any documentation to show that the services were ever rendered. She was paid more than $146,000 on those claims.
A Lancaster County District Court judge ordered Wrightsell to pay three times the amount of what she received, which totals $439,777. The judgement was tripled according to the Nebraska False Medicaid Claims Act.
Earlier this week, Wrightsell was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to repay another $105,000 in criminal restitution arising from the same fraud scheme. Wrightsell pled guilty to one count of health care fraud earlier this year.
The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud and Patient Abuse Unit investigated the case, with the assistance of the Medicaid Program Integrity unit of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Assistant Attorney General Vicki Adams represented the state in the civil case against Wrightsell.