Former Nebraska Therapist Ordered to Pay $1.3 Million to the State

Jon Bruning

Jon Bruning

(AP) — A former western Nebraska therapist has been ordered to pay the state $1.3 million for committing Medicaid fraud.

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced the judgment against Jennie Miller and her Healing Plains Mental Health clinic Tuesday.

Bruning says Miller received almost $47,000 in Medicaid payments for services she never rendered, and she failed to submit proper documents for more than $430,000 in payments.

The court tripled the damages in accordance with state law.

Miller was sentenced last year to 12 months of probation and ordered to pay the cost of her prosecution after pleading no contest to Medicaid fraud.