POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A mental health care provider in the eastern Idaho city of Pocatello has taken the first step toward suing the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
The Idaho State Journal (http://bit.ly/SxHTxs ) reports Seasons of Hope filed a tort claim contending the business sustained damages in excess of $15 million after the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare suspended its Medicaid provider status amid a fraud investigation earlier this year.
A district judge found in June that Seasons of Hope didn’t commit any fraud but he did order the company to pay the Department of Health and Welfare about $94,000.
In the tort claim, Seasons of Hope says the Department of Health and Welfare was trying to put the company out of business by launching the investigation.
Information from: Idaho State Journal, http://www.journalnet.com