An Omaha woman has been ordered to repay the state more than $400,000 for Medicaid claims she could not document.
The Nebraska Attorney General’s office reports Chandra Wrightsell, owner of Evol Consulting, submitted more than 1,300 claims totaling $146,000 to the Nebraska Medicaid program without proper documentation that she had carried out the services.
A Lancaster County District Court judge has ordered Wrightsell to provide three times the amount in restitution, in accordance with the Nebraska False Medicaid Claims Act which requires reimbursement to be tripled, bringing the total to $439,777.
Wrightsell pleaded to one count of health care fraud earlier this year. She has been sentenced to a year-and-a-half in federal prison and ordered to pay $105,000 in criminal restitution arising out of the same fraud scheme.