Wyoming Medicaid provider based in Buffalo indicted for health care fraud


Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - From the Wyoming Attorney General's Office:

Wyoming Attorney General Peter K. Michael announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a Wyoming Medicaid provider with alleged health care fraud for billing Wyoming Medicaid for services the provider did not perform.

Beverly Kenik, of Buffalo, Wyoming, was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming on one count of federal health care fraud for allegedly billing Wyoming Medicaid more than $4,000 for services she did not provide to a developmentally disabled child. Ms.
Kenik provided services through her business, Mountain Home Consulting.

An indictment is only an accusation. In every criminal case, the accused is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, and the government always has the burden of proving guilt beyond
a reasonable doubt. If convicted, Ms. Kenik faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Office of the Attorney General for Wyoming and is based on referrals from Wyoming Medicaid, part of the Wyoming
Department of Health.

The Wyoming Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes financial fraud by those providing healthcare services or goods to Medicaid patients. The unit also investigates and prosecutes instances of elder abuse or neglect.

The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit’s Hotline to report suspected fraud or abuse by a Medicaid provider is 1-800-378-0345. Visit http://www.stopwyomedicaidfraud.com for more information.

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