Raveendran arrested, charged with Medicaid fraud in Independence County Circuit Court

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A man considered an “expert” in Medicaid Federal Law and who worked out of the Health Resources of Arkansas office in Batesville for Preferred Family Healthcare has been arrested and charged with two counts of Medicaid Fraud.

Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer filed charges in Independence County Circuit Court on Thursday, June 28, against 62-year-old Robin Raveendran.

The charges came after the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Attorney General’s Office began investigating the mental health based company. Apparently, Raveendran came up with a scheme to send many claims that should have been billed to Medicare, but instead were billed to Medicaid, which pays more for most procedures.

The court information said there were over 20,000 illegal reimbursement claims filed for payment by Medicaid for almost 2.3 million dollars.

Raveendran’s bond was set at $250,000.

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