Powell Man Indicted on 234 Counts of Health Care Fraud
CHEYENNE, Wy. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment on May 19th charging Powell psychologist Gibson Condie with 234 counts of health care fraud involving approximately $6.8 million in fraudulent bills submitted to Wyoming Medicaid, announced the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This indictment was the result of an investigation by the FBI, the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, and the Wyoming Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
According to the indictment, Condie submitted bills for mental health services to Wyoming Medicaid through his business Big Horn Basin Mental Health Group, Inc. These bills routinely reported an inappropriate and baseless mental health diagnosis and falsely identified Condie as the treating provider even though the claimed mental health services had been provided by various other individuals, many of whom were not licensed or otherwise authorized by Medicaid to provide the claimed services. The indictment further alleges that Condie fraudulently overbilled Medicaid for clinical assessments, billed for services that were not provided, and billed for services that Medicaid did not cover. In total, Condie allegedly submitted fraudulent claims for approximately $6,848,808 between June 2012 and February 2016.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. Individuals charged in indictments are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
If convicted, Condie faces a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years on each count of health care fraud.If convicted on more than one count, the sentences could be imposed consecutively.