A Missouri man connected with a residence home where a fire last year took the lives of 11 people now faces a federal indictment alleging that he defrauded the Missouri Medicaid program. The man is accused of running several residence homes, despite a previous conviction for Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Federal and state law prohibits individuals who are convicted of crimes related to Medicaid and Medicare programs from acting as operators of licensed Medicaid providers or from participating in any federal health-care program. The residence homes operated by the Missouri man served individuals with mental illness or disabilities.
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