Psychologist Charged with $ 100,000 of False Medicaid Claims
A psychologist in Northeast Georgia has been charged with allegedly billing Medicaid nearly $ 100,000 for false claims.
The Times of Gainesville reports that Dr Guy Jordan was indicted last week with Medicaid fraud and misrepresentation.
According to the indictment, the Gainesville resident performed behavioral health assessments of children referred by pediatricians and the criminal justice system.
Defense attorney Graham McKinnon said Jordan is cooperating with investigators. Without specifically talking about the allegations, McKinnon said his client has a long history of providing quality psychological services. Jordan is free on $ 30,000 bail. The charges carry a maximum of 15 years in prison if Jordan is convicted.
Attorney General Chris Carr’s office is pursuing the case.
Prosecutors say Jordan was billing “regularly and consistently” for weekly therapy sessions, creating falsified backdated records, when he only performed one assessment. They say Jordan collected hundreds of overpayments between January 2016 and August 2019, totaling $ 99,398.62.
“These assessments were made with the aim of providing a diagnosis in order to help parents, teachers and the courts to support a troubled child in school and in the justice system,” the indictment reads. “These one-off visits, lasting several hours, were the one and only contact with the child of Guy Jordan and his associates.”