For Immediate Release
January 24, 2023
Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that Ronald Anderson (age 46) of Nashua, New Hampshire has been indicted for Medicaid fraud in connection with fraudulent claims for non-emergency medical transportation services.
On January 20, 2023, the Merrimack County Grand Jury indicted Anderson on charges of Theft by Deception and Medicaid Fraud – False Claims. The indictments allege that between July 7, 2020 and February 20, 2022, Anderson fraudulently requested trips through the Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation program related to medical visits that did not exist. The charges further allege that Anderson acted with the intent to defraud New Hampshire Medicaid, and that he received over $1,500 in Medicaid funds in connection with the alleged scheme.
The maximum penalty on the Theft by Deception charge is 7 ½ to 15 years in the New Hampshire State Prison and a $4,000.00 fine. The maximum penalty for the Medicaid Fraud charge is 3½ to 7 years in the New Hampshire State Prison and a $4,000.00 fine.
Anderson will be arraigned in the Merrimack County Superior Court on a date to be determined. The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and Anderson is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Senior Assistant Attorney General Thomas T. Worboys and Attorney Eric S. Monty of the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit are prosecuting this case. Investigator Eric Shirley 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 and WellSense Health Plan's Special Investigations 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. The Unit also investigates and prosecutes cases of abuse or neglect of residents in health care facilities and board and care facilities and of Medicaid beneficiaries in noninstitutional or other settings. If you would like to report a case of provider fraud or patient abuse, please contact the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at (603) 271-1246.
New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301