Feds seize $2 million from mental health agency accused of bilking Medicaid
In a highly unusual move, federal prosecutors seized $2 million from a former Twin Cities mental-health agency accused of submitting fraudulent bills for home services involving hundreds of Minnesota children and adults.
The U.S. attorney's office said it seized the funds after an investigation found that Complementary Support Services (CSS), a nonprofit based in Richfield, had fraudulently billed Medicaid.
The money represents a portion of the more than $12 million that CSS allegedly obtained through its fraudulent billing practices, the U.S. attorney's office said in a civil forfeiture action filed Tuesday.
The civil action is a signal that prosecutors could be moving closer to filing criminal charges against those involved in the now-defunct agency.