Medicaid

Pikesville company ordered to pay nearly $500,000 for violating Medicaid fraud settlement

Pikesville company ordered to pay nearly $500,000 for violating Medicaid fraud settlement

A Pikesville-based health care company and its owner have been ordered to pay nearly $500,000 after violating a 2014 settlement agreement in a Medicaid fraud case, Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced Thursday.

Bernadette Nwanguma and her firm, A1 Reliable Medical & Healthcare Services Inc., at 222 Milford Mill Road, failed to comply with the terms of a 2014 settlement agreement, the attorney general said in the announcement. The violation resulted in a $491,922 judgment against the company.

The settlement had resolved allegations that the company billed the state’s Medicaid program for equipment and supplies “for which the company did not have a prescriber’s order or...

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