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Nebraska AG reaches $200,000 settlement with Omaha provider

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Posted at 4:25 PM, May 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-14 17:26:09-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities have reached an out-of-court settlement with an Omaha mental health provider accused of submitting false Medicaid reimbursement claims. Kathleen Wiley agreed to pay $200,000 under the agreement in exchange for the state dropping a civil lawsuit.

Wiley admitted no wrongdoing. State officials had accused Wiley of submitting 1,201 claims totaling $109,274 to Nebraska Medicaid or its contractor between September 2013 and December 2018 without proper documentation. State law allows authorities to recover triple the amount that was paid to a provider like Wiley.