Ridgeland woman faces over $3M penalty and prison - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Ridgeland woman faces over $3M penalty and prison

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A Ridgeland resident is going to prison for Medicaid Fraud. Forty-six  year-old Theresa Lane Fisher pleaded guilty to two counts of Medicaid Fraud and one count of Medicare Fraud before Rankin County Circuit Court Judge John Emfinger Monday.

Fisher was sentenced to 11 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with five years to serve, six years suspended and five years of probation. She was also ordered to pay $803,744.93 in restitution, a penalty of $2,411,234.79, a $1,000 fine and $500 to the Victims Compensation Fund.

The Attorney General's investigation showed that Fisher was acting as a medical director for a hospice care company and certifying patients for hospice while only being qualified to be a physician's assistant. Fisher also billed the Medicaid program for visits while her license as a physician's assistant was suspended.

“We appreciate the hard work of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure,” said Attorney General Jim Hood. “Cooperation among multiple agencies continues to be vital in combating fraud.”

This case was investigated and prosecuted by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in a joint effort with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure.

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