Woman pleads guilty to fraud in Cobb
by Leo Hohmann
September 05, 2013 12:24 AM | 2456 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
LITHONIA — A woman pleaded guilty in Cobb County Superior Court to one felony count of fraudulently billing Georgia Medicaid.

Erika Robinson was sentenced Aug. 29 under the First Offender Act to two years in prison, followed by eight years probation. She must also pay back the $438,622 in Medicaid payments she received as a result of making the fraudulent claims.

Robinson was the owner and operator of Speech Therepeze Inc., doing business as Progressive Therapy, in DeKalb County and at a branch operating in Cobb County.

Between Jan. 4, 2010, and Jan. 23, 2012, Robinson was enrolled as a provider of services in the Georgia Medicaid Program’s Children’s Intervention Services. The program rules and regulations require that treating therapists must be licensed with the State of Georgia and that the provider can only bill for services rendered. Robinson pleaded guilty to employing unlicensed therapists to treat patients of Speech Therepeze. Robinson also admitted to fraudulently billing for services to patients on days the patient was not treated.

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