Alliance Behavioral Healthcare has imposed sanctions on Family Legacy Mental Health | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Alliance Behavioral Healthcare has imposed sanctions on Family Legacy Mental Health

Posted by on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 10:33 AM

click to enlarge ILLUSTRATION BY SKILLET GILMORE
  • Illustration by Skillet Gilmore
Today, we’ve published an in-depth look at a Durham and Raleigh mental health provider, Family Legacy Mental Health Services, that received almost $3 million in Medicaid money over the last two years. Yet, many of its past and present employees say they haven’t been paid regularly since March.

A key question here is how this clinic remains a public mental health provider, despite the fact that the organization that oversees public mental health services in Durham and Wake counties, Alliance Behavioral Healthcare, is aware of these allegations.

We received an update from Alliance past deadline yesterday, indicating now that they have taken some steps to sanction the mental health clinic.

Doug Fuller, Alliance spokesman, said the agency imposed a referral suspension on Family Legacy in late July, as the result of multiple complaints and an on-site investigation. In layman’s terms, that means Family Legacy cannot take on any new clients receiving public services. This, of course, means any individual with private insurance can visit the center.

It also means that Family Legacy can continue to work with its existing caseload of Medicaid recipients.

Fuller also said that they served the clinic with a notice of Medicaid overpayment for $46,836.80, meaning that’s public money that must be returned.

Fuller added that Family Legacy “billed for services that do not meet requirements in rules, regulations, state policies and clinical coverage policies mainly in the areas of staffing, timeliness of documentation and billing for activities not covered by the service definition as billable activities.”

As an explanation, there are some activities, such as reviewing of documentation to become familiar with a case, that would not qualify as services fit for billing Medicaid. More as we know it.



Tags: , , , ,

Pin It

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

BEWARE MANY OF THESE POST ON HOW TO JOIN ILLUMINATI, THEY ARE NOT REAL,I WAS SCAM TWICE TRYING TO JOIN …

by James Gbandy on Primer: Senate Health Bill CBO Score—Fatal Blow or Flesh Wound? (News)

We had a vote at out steel mill a while back as wether or not to unionize we voted no …

by Mike Maybe on North Carolina no longer least unionized state in the nation (News)

Most Recent Comments

BEWARE MANY OF THESE POST ON HOW TO JOIN ILLUMINATI, THEY ARE NOT REAL,I WAS SCAM TWICE TRYING TO JOIN …

by James Gbandy on Primer: Senate Health Bill CBO Score—Fatal Blow or Flesh Wound? (News)

We had a vote at out steel mill a while back as wether or not to unionize we voted no …

by Mike Maybe on North Carolina no longer least unionized state in the nation (News)

I'm pretty sure blue laws are unconstitutional; maybe we should fight them in court. Oh, wait... the AG won't have …

by December27 on Primer: What The Senate Health Care Bill Looks Like and Other Things You Need to Know Today (News)

Every other mention I've seen of the GA6 winner has spelled her last name "Handel."

by December27 on Primer: North Carolina Might Be the Future of U.S. Politics and Other Things You Need to Know Today (News)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation