Office of the Attorney General
AG Conway Announces Indictment of Former Caregiver in Lee County
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Attorney General Jack Conway and his Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit today announced the indictment and arraignment of a former caregiver on a charge of defrauding the Kentucky Medicaid program. This morning, 49-year-old Yvette Horvath was arraigned in Lee Circuit Court on one count of Medicaid fraud.
Horvath worked as a caregiver for Rock Arch Refuge, a company based in Lee County that provides Medicaid-funded services to disabled patients. Horvath is accused of submitting false timesheets from September 2013 to January 2014 for caretaking services that she did not perform, resulting in a loss to the Kentucky Medicaid program of more than $5,000.
Horvath’s indictment in the result of a broader investigation of Medicaid-funded, in-home caregiving companies located in Jessamine, Fayette and Lee counties. The investigation was conducted by Attorney General Conway’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Office of the Inspector General. To date, the investigation has yielded three additional felony convictions involving Medicaid fraud.
A charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Since Attorney General Conway took office in January 2008, his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control has recovered or been awarded more than $280 million for the state and federal Medicaid programs. These cases range from lawsuits and settlements against pharmaceutical companies to cases against individual providers.
In 2013, General Conway’s Medicaid Fraud Unit was named one of the most aggressive in the country by the nonprofit watchdog group Public Citizen.
The Attorney General’s tip line for reporting allegations of Medicaid fraud is 1-877-228-7384.
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