For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: January 27, 2009

Aging with Grace Owner Sentenced for Theft Charge, Repays Nearly $13,000 to Idaho Medicaid

(Boise) – Moscow businessman Gregg A. McCoy today was sentenced for misdemeanor theft from the state Medicaid program. The theft from the state Medicaid program was associated with McCoy’s business, Aging with Grace, a residential assisted living facility in Moscow. McCoy entered his Alford plea in Second District Court in Latah County and was sentenced by Magistrate Judge John Judge.

Prior to sentencing, McCoy paid restitution of $12,938.87 to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Medicaid Division. The state alleged Aging with Grace should not have received that money because, for the time certain services were billed to Medicaid, Aging with Grace did not have an administrator or nurse at the facility as required by Idaho law.

The court sentenced McCoy to six days in jail and one year probation. He is prohibited from providing any residential or home health care during his probation and must comply with all applicable state and federal regulations if he provides any form of in-home care. As part of his sentence, McCoy will be ineligible to provide Medicaid and/or Medicare services for five years. The court also granted a withheld judgment.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare terminated the business’s status as a provider of Medicaid services and revoked its license to operate as a residential assisted living facility in November 2006. The case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General and the Moscow Police Department.

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