AG Pruitt Charges MWC Counselor with Medicaid Fraud
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit filed charges this week against the owner of a Midwest City youth counseling agency for billing services to children that parents say didn’t happen.
William E. Allensworth, 39, of Oklahoma City, was arrested Tuesday after being charged with two counts of Medicaid fraud. According to charges filed in Oklahoma County District Court, Allensworth purportedly billed the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) for $7,750 in alleged fraudulent claims for services to seven children for which he failed to maintain records. Oklahoma Medicaid providers are required to keep records of services provided to recipients for at least 6 years from the service date.
During interviews with investigators, two of the children’s parents stated that Allensworth never counseled their children and the remaining parents identified dates that were billed when no services were provided.
Allensworth is the owner of Positive Solutions Youth and Family Services. He also is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC).
The AG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is the only Oklahoma law enforcement agency dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of Medicaid fraud. The Unit helps raise awareness as well as investigates and prosecutes provider fraud and abuse of residents in Medicaid-funded nursing homes.
For a copy of the charges, go online to www.oag.ok.gov.
State v. William Allensworth, CF-12-1668, Info & PC.pdf