A Wyandotte County man has been sentenced to 16 months in jail for Medicaid-related fraud, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release Monday.
A jury convicted 49-year-old Brian Sloan earlier this year on one count of theft and another count of making a false claim to the Medicaid program, according to the release.
Sloan was sentenced by a judge Monday after an investigation by the state’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division said that he had been billing for Medicaid services, even though the patient he was supposed to be treating was not home at the time.
This happened between October 2010 to May 2011, according to the attorney general’s news release. Sloan had been hired to be a careworker for a paraplegic patient.
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Schmidt said in a statement that Sloan is already in prison as a result of another case. He will begin serving out the new sentence once he finishes serving the previous sentence.