New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
December 13, 2022

Michael S. Garrity, Director of Communications | (603) 931-9375

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

Andrew T. Yourell, Attorney
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

Home Care Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Presenting False Records

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that Michael A. Maggiacomo, age 52, of South Berwick, Maine, pleaded guilty in the Merrimack County Superior Court on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, to Prohibited Acts – Presenting False Records, a class B felony.

Maggiacomo is the former owner of Alerion Home Care and Wellness Solutions, a home health care company. Between August 1, 2018, and September 30, 2020, Maggiacomo knowingly presented falsified nursing notes in connection with an audit by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to support Medicaid claims for nursing services that did not actually occur. Maggiacomo presented the falsified records with the intent to defraud the Department of Health and Human Services.

Maggiacomo was sentenced to serve twelve months in the Merrimack County House of Corrections, with all but thirty days suspended for three years.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Thomas T. Worboys and Attorney Andrew T. Yourell of the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit prosecuted this case. Financial Analyst/Investigator Timothy E. Brackett and Investigator John M. Lannon, 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 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.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
1 Granite Place South | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658