Woman Charged with Felony Medicaid Fraud
MD ( January 25, 2010) - Attorney General Douglas
F. Gansler announced today that Joanne Radulski, 51, of the
2100 block of Oaklyn Drive, Fallston, was charged by criminal
information in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City with one
count of felony Medicaid fraud for billing the Medicaid program
for psychotherapy services she was not licensed to perform.
Regulations require that psychotherapy services be provided by
licensed mental health professionals. The criminal information
charges Radulski with causing her employer, The North Baltimore
Center, to bill Medicaid for services provided by Radulski as a
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) from October 2006
through August 2007. In fact, Radulski does not hold an LCPC license.
The North Baltimore Center is a private not-for-profit corporation
which provides mental health care to residents of Baltimore City
and the surrounding area.
Radulski is scheduled
to appear in court on February 11, 2010. Felony Medicaid fraud
is punishable by five years in prison and
a $100,000 fine. A criminal information is merely an accusation
of wrongdoing and a defendant is presumed innocent until the State
proves the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The case
was investigated by Attorney General Gansler’s Medicaid Fraud
Control Unit in conjunction with the Maryland State Police.