Acadia Corporate Integrity Agreement

April 7, 2021

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources continues to protect the integrity of West Virginia`s health programs and citizens through its Medicaid Fraud Control Unit,” said Bill J. Crouch, secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. “I am proud of DHHR`s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, led by Director Michael Malone, and his work with the Office of the Southern U.S. District Attorney in the fight against health fraud and the opioid crisis, and as a member of the innovative ARREST task force.” Acadia agreed to pay $17 million to clarify allegations of a settlement system that defrauded Medicaid of $8.5 million, in accordance with the settlement agreement. The investigation was conducted by HHS-OIG, DEA and MFCU, members of the U.S. Attorney`s Healthcare Fraud Abuse, Recovery and Response Team (ARREST), an innovative approach that combines civil and criminal enforcement efforts in a large-scale attack on the opioid epidemic and health fraud. U.S. Assistant Attorneys Alan McGonigal and Jennifer Mankins handled the case on behalf of the United States. You can find the transaction contract here. CHARLESTON, W.Va.

– U.S. Secretary of Justice Mike Stuart with the Special Agent in charge, Maureen R. Dixon, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), Special Agent of Acting Assistant in Charge Justin Schoeman, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch, Virginia West Department of Health and Human Resources, and Director Mike Malone, West Virginia, announced that his office has reported fraud against the allegations of Acadia Healthcare Company Inc. (“Acadia”). Under the settlement agreement, Acadia will pay $17 million to resolve allegations of a settlement system that defrauded Medicaid of $8.5 million. The comparison represents the largest fraud system in the health sector in West Virginia`s history and is twice as large as the actual loss of the system. Of the $17 million colony, nearly $2.2 million goes directly to the state of West Virginia. As a result of Acadia`s poor billing, Medicaid paid the company US$8.5 million.

The government considered the $17 million transaction to be an appropriate warning to potential fraudsters. In addition, Acadia and CRC Health, a subsidiary that plays an important role in the plan, have agreed to enter into an enterprise integrity agreement (“CIA”) to avoid future misconduct and improper billing. The CIA will first last five years. Crouch said West Virginia`s Department of Health and Human Resources continues to protect the integrity of West Virginia`s health programs and citizens through its Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. In addition to the cash bonus, Acadia and its CRC clinics in West Virginia have entered into a five-year enterprise integrity agreement with the Department of Health and Human Service`s Office of Inspector General.

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