The Nebraska Attorney General’s office reports Lancaster County District Judge Lori Maret has entered a summary judgment against Lawanda Cook in the amount of $312,759.45.
Cook serves as a mental health and substance abuse counselor in the Omaha area.
The Nebraska State Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud and Patient Abuse Unit found Cook submitted nearly 1,600 claims for payment to Nebraska Medicaid without supporting clinical records. Cook was reimbursed for more than $200,000 for the claims. The court found Cook guilty of Medicaid fraud and awarded damages of 150%.