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Corinth nurse arrested for Medicaid Fraud charges

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

According to Attorney General Jim Hood, 55-year-old Tami Bivens-Johnson, of Corinth, is facing charges of Medicaid Fraud.

She turned herself in on January 8 to the Alcorn County Sheriff's Department following a recent indictment by a Grand Jury on 3 counts of Felonious Medicaid Fraud.

As a nurse practitioner in Corinth she made fraudulent claims for more than $3,200 in Medicaid benefits, knowing the claims to be false.

Claims for some 57 Medicaid recipients, who she billed for medical services,  are alleged to have been prescription refills done over the telephone.

It is also reported that Bivens-Johnson filed claims representing that she had provided medical services in her clinic to Medicaid recipients, although she reportedly was in New York and Florida at the times. 

Bivens-Johnson faces 15 years in prison and $150,000 in fines if convicted.

She is also required by a provision in the state statute to pay a treble civil penalty of approximately $9,600.

Her bond was set at $10,000 and she waived her arraignment.

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