MISSOURI THERAPIST PLEADS GUILTY TO MEDICAID FRAUD

Photobucket JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI – Lorraine Kusior a licensed professional counselor from Mountain Grove, pled guilty to two counts of making false statements to receive Medicaid payments (Class C felonies), one count of obstruction of a Medicaid investigation (Class D) and one count of stealing by deceit (Class D). Kusior falsely made reimbursement claims to Medicaid for counseling services she never performed and used false patient records with the intent to defraud. Kusior was originally charged with 13 total felony counts.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said the Medicaid Fraud Unit’s review of Kusior’s progress notes and Medicaid claims found incidences of inflated billing. The Class C felonies each carry the possibility of up to 7 years imprisonment; each Class D carries a possible 4 years. Kusior’s sentencing is scheduled for August 3 in Waynesville, Missouri.