Omaha Woman Sentenced in Health Care Fraud Case
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on September 2, 2016, United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Zenia Miller to one year and one day imprisonment, three years of supervised release and ordered her to pay $294,263.00 in restitution following her conviction for health care fraud.
Zenia Miller owned and operated Home Care Services, Inc. which provided Personal Assistance Services to Nebraska Medicaid recipients. Home Care Services, Inc. also had an agreement with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to provide Chore Services to low income recipients.
Between at least February 2012 and September 2014, Miller routinely inflated or caused the inflation of monthly claims submitted to Nebraska Medicaid and DHHS for reimbursement. Hours were added so that each recipient appeared to have received the maximum number of hours of service authorized for them.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General and the Nebraska Medicaid Fraud and Patient Abuse Unit of the Nebraska Attorney General’s office.