New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
February 11, 2021

Contact:
Kate Giaquinto, Director of Communications
kate.giaquinto@doj.nh.gov | 603-573-6103

Thomas T. Worboys, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Director, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
Thomas.Worboys@doj.nh.gov | (603) 271-1181

Stephanie J. Johnson, Assistant Attorney General
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

Home Care Company Owner and Employee Arrested for Medicaid Fraud

Concord, NH – Deputy Attorney General Jane E. Young announces that Tina M. Allen, age 46, and Michael A. Maggiacomo, age 50, both of South Berwick, Maine, were arrested on February 11, 2021, and charged with two class B felony counts of Medicaid Fraud, in violation of RSA 167:61-a, and one class A felony count of Theft by Deception, in violation of RSA 637:4.

Maggiacomo is the owner of Alerion Home Care and Wellness Solutions, a home health care company. The charges allege that he and Allen, an Alerion employee, submitted claims for payment to New Hampshire Medicaid for home nursing services that were not actually rendered because the patients were not residing at home.

The charges further allege that when the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' Program Integrity Unit audited Alerion, Allen and Maggiacomo presented falsified nursing notes to support Alerion's false Medicaid claims.

The maximum penalty for each Medicaid Fraud charge is 3 ½ to 7 years in the New Hampshire State Prison. The maximum penalty on the Theft by Deception charge is 7 ½ to 15 years in the New Hampshire State Prison.

Allen and Maggiacomo will be arraigned in the Merrimack County Superior Court on a date to be determined.

The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and Allen and Maggiacomo are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Thomas T. Worboys and Assistant Attorney General Stephanie J. Johnson of the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, are prosecuting this case. Investigator Robert J. Sullivan and Financial Analyst/Investigator Timothy E. Brackett, also of the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, investigated the matter based on a referral from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' Program Integrity Unit. The Office of the Maine Attorney General's Healthcare Crimes Unit and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration's Tactical Diversion Squad assisted in the investigation.

The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes fraud by healthcare providers who treat Medicaid beneficiaries. Healthcare providers include, but are not limited to, hospitals, nursing homes, doctors, dentists, pharmacies, ambulance companies, and anyone else who is paid for providing healthcare services to Medicaid beneficiaries. If you would like to report a case of provider fraud, please contact the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at (603) 271-1246. The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the New Hampshire Department of Justice receives 75 percent of its funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under a grant award totaling $855,236 for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2021. The remaining 25 percent, totaling $285,078 for FY 2021 is funded by the State of New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658