Charity Review

Issued: September 2017 Expires: September 2018

The Arc of Anchorage

Did Not Disclose
 
(907) 277-6677 2211 Arca Dr, Anchorage AK 99508-3462 www.thearcofanchorage.org
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Conclusions

Government Action(s)

The following describes a government action that has been resolved by either a settlement or a decision by a court or administrative agency. If the matter is being appealed, it will be noted below.

On April 24, 2018, Alaska Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Alaska Medicaid Program and the Arc of Anchorage entered into a Settlement Agreement to resolve allegations the company violated the Federal False Claims Act by submitting false claims to the Alaska Medicaid Program and retaining Medicaid overpayment. 

The State contends the Arc submitted or authorized the submission of false claims to the Alaska Medicaid Program.  Specifically, the State contends the Arc billed for services not provided, and billed for overlapping services with the same provider.  The State further contends that the Arc failed to repay money owed to the Medicaid Program identified in audits performed by the Arc.

The Arc is required to repay the overpayment totaling $1,149,696.08 for billings between 2012 and 2016.  The settlement requires a 100% penalty on overpayments for a total of $2,299,392.16. The settlement requires the Arc to enter into a five year Corporate Integrity Agreement with OIG, which calls for the Arc to comply with specific terms set by OIG that guarantee there will be no waste, fraud, and abuse in the future.

For more information contact,  Alaska Attorney General, Office of Special Prosecutions at http://www.law.state.ak.us/ or  907-269-5100.

BBB Comment

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