Harrisburg health-care provider charged with Medicaid fraud

The owner and operator of Vision Healthcare Services, a Harrisburg-based health care services provider, has been charged with Medicaid fraud.

Rose Umana, 47, Mechanicsburg, was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on counts of money laundering, identity theft and making false statements relating to health care matters, according to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith.

Smith said the grand jury’s 34-count indictment alleges that between 2010 and 2014, Umana created false identification documents and fictitious occupational licenses for workers who were not licensed at the level represented on the license.

She then allegedly submitted bills to Medicaid for medical services supposedly provided by the workers, billed Medicaid for services provided by someone other than the person claimed to be the provider, and billed Medicaid for services not provided or provided by someone not qualified to provide the service, Smith said.

The grand jury also alleges that Umana conducted at least 32 monetary transactions totaling $673,733 with proceeds derived from the criminal activity.

Umana was released under electronic monitoring after an appearance Thursday today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Schwab. Her trial is scheduled for August 4.

Vision Healthcare Services is a medical staffing company and home care services provider servicing Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry and York counties and has been enrolled under Medicaid since 2006, Smith said.

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