For Immediate Release
December 22, 2022
Michael S. Garrity, Director of Communications
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Thomas T. Worboys, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Director, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
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Andrew Yourell, Attorney
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that Tina M. Allen, age 48, of South Berwick, Maine, pleaded guilty in the Merrimack County Superior Court on Thursday, December 22, 2022, to Prohibited Acts – Presenting False Records, a class B felony.
Allen was an employee of Alerion Home Care and Wellness Solutions. Between August 1, 2018, and September 30, 2020, Allen created documents purporting to be electronic nursing notes to support Medicaid claims for services that did not actually occur. Allen did so with the intent to defraud the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, which was conducting an audit of Alerion.
The Merrimack County Superior Court sentenced Allen to serve twelve months in the Merrimack County House of Corrections, with all but thirty days suspended for two years. Prior to sentencing, Allen paid $10,089.67 in restitution.
Alerion's former owner, Michael A. Maggiacomo, also pleaded guilty to Presenting False Records on December 13, 2022. The Merrimack County Superior Court sentenced him 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 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.
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