Main investigation closed into autism therapy provider
DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan attorney general’s office this month closed its main investigation into a Michigan autism therapy provider was accused of running a Medicaid fraud scheme.
The Detroit Free Press reports that attorneys with the Health Care Fraud Division summarized their yearlong investigation into Centria Healthcare in a 10-page document obtained by the newspaper. The investigation stemmed from complaints made by former company executives.
The investigation found evidence of possible fraud by a former employee that led to criminal charges against her .
Centria has repeatedly denied wrongdoing. Company officials released a statement that said they were pleased to be notified that the investigation has closed.
The attorney general’s office says a separate investigation into alleged fraud in Macomb County remains open.
The newspaper earlier launched its own investigation of the company.
Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com