Ludington physician assistant convicted of Medicaid fraud

June 28, 2014
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Hammond_Koskey

LANSING — A physician assistant who worked at a Pere Marquette Township medical practice has had his medical license suspended.

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has immediately suspended the license to practice as a physician’s assistant of David Michael Hammond-Koskey, P.A., based on his conviction in the 30th Judicial Circuit Court, Ingham County.

Hammond-Koskey last worked at Great Lakes Medical, 5511 W. U.S. 10.

On March 20, 2014, Hammond-Koskey was convicted of one felony count of Medicaid Fraud – False Claim.  Hammond-Koskey was sentenced on April 23, 2014, to one day in jail (with credit for one day served), probation for a period of 18 months with specified terms, and ordered to pay $1,179.99 in restitution, fees, and costs.

On June 6, 2014, LARA executed an order summarily suspending Hammond-Koskey’s license pursuant to the Public Health Code, which provides for the mandatory summary suspension of a health professional’s license upon the conviction of a felony, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a maximum term of two years, or a controlled substance related conviction.

In August 2013, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed charges against David Hammond-Koskey.

The State, Sheriffs, Chiefs Enforcement Narcotics Team (SSCENT) reported a tip that Hammond-Koskey was over-prescribing controlled substances.

An undercover investigation revealed that Hammond-Koskey was writing prescriptions without medical justification, and billing Medicaid for procedures that were not performed, commonly known as up-coding.

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