Alfred HolderA former Medicaid recipient and his assistant have both been sentenced to four years of Felony Probation and ordered to pay back more than $13,000 following their guilty pleas to Vendor Fraud.  41-year-old Misty Atwood and 65-year-old Alfred Holder, both of Roodhouse, were sentenced this week.  This comes as the state ramps up efforts against healthcare-based fraud.

In April, Governor Rauner signed an executive order creating the Misty AtwoodHealth Care Fraud Elimination Task Force.  The goal is to root out fraud, waste, and abuse.  A joint investigation determined Atwood and Holder conspired to falsify the documents provided to the Illinois Department of Human Services for payment which they shared.  If you believe you know of a case of Medicare Fraud, you are encouraged to call the ISP Medicaid Fraud Hotline at (888) 557-9503.

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