Kenai MediCenter searched as part of Medicaid fraud investigation

The offices of the MediCenter Medical Group in Kenai were subjected to a search by a joint state and federal investigative team on Thursday, according to a statement from Chief Assistant Attorney General Jack McKenna from the Office of Special Prosecutions.

McKenna said that investigators from the State of Alaska’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit executed a search warrant last Thursday related to activities at the MediCenter. The warrant was issued by Anchorage District Court Judge David Wallace, and a companion search warrant was issued by a judge in the state of Washington. McKenna did not comment on the specifics of the search, but he did say that the focus of the investigation is “questioned billing practices” by the MediCenter. Members of the Kenai community, particularly members of the local medical community, who may have information related to this matter should contact Investigator Christie Loughton at 907-269-6279.

The management team at the MediCenter was unavailable for comment.

For more information about the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, which is a unit within the Office of Special Prosecutions, visit http://www.law.state.ak.us/department/criminal/mfcu.html.

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