Medicaid scams at a local adult daycare supposedly accompanied understanding of among the owners, according to a search warrant just recently acquired by Laredo Morning Times.
On Aug. 23, the Texas Attorney General’s Office and Webb County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office robbed the Las Flores Adult Day Care, 2502 E. Travis St., about a Medicaid scams examination.
State cop’s officers and constable deputies browsed the facilities for Medicaid-related patient/client files, Medicaid billing files, records and proof of Medicaid scams, according to authorities.
The search warrant declares 2 staff members recognized as Natalia Hernandez and Raul Garcia performed deceitful activities with an understanding of an owner. The file recognized him as Jose Gonzalez.
Lawyer Carlos E. Flores, who represents the daycare, decreased to discuss the claims versus his customer, mentioning the continuous examination.
He stated in a declaration that Las Flores Adult Day Care has a record of impressive care that offers a caring, considerate and safe environment for its customers.
” The company continues to run and we anticipate solving this matter so that we can continue to concentrate on supplying individuals of our neighborhood quality services and care they have concerned anticipate,” the declaration checks out.
No charges have been generated the case.
The search warrant declares Hernandez was sending deceptive timesheets to her companies. These time sheets were then used to costs Medicaid, the search warrant states. Garcia supervised transport logs, according to the file.
A motorist of the daycare sent the day-to-day transport logs to the center manager, Garcia, for approval.
” … Garcia would then change the transport log to reveal customers were transferred to the daycare by including a time on the log, which showed customers were transferred by the company van,” the warrant states.
According to the warrant, 10 to 15 customers who are not transferred to the daycare daily are normally counted as being transferred to the daycare by Garcia.
The search warrant explains one example with a male patient. He did not go to the daycare for 3 weeks due to a disease but the transport log showed he did participate in, according to court records.
” … Las Flores Adult Day Care has been billing (the patient’s) Medicaid represent services that were not rendered,” the search warrant states.
It, even more, declares that “Jose Gonzalez, owner of Las Flores Adult Day Care, understands Natalia Hernandez and Raul Garcia’s misbehavior.”.
Authorities stated Las Flores’ income doubled compared with other areas comparable in size.
” Las Flores Adult Day Care has two times or more the yearly income from Medicaid billing and payment when compared with centers and provider of their type, practice, size, a variety of clients, the capability of clients and staff member count,” the search warrant states.