Nashville woman indicted in a $1.1 million healthcare fraud scheme

The former owner of Nashville-based Medicare and TennCare provider Merrilee Healthcare, was arrested Thursday, following a federal grand jury’s indictment alleging she participated in a $1.1 million healthcare fraud scheme, law officials said.

Candyce Jones, 34, allegedly sent $1.1 million in fraudulent claims on behalf of her customers to Medicare and TennCare for psychotherapy and other services that were never provided or were provided by unlicensed individuals from March 2005 to February 2008, law officials said. Jones falsely used a doctor’s provider information when submitting the claims, according to the Office of the U.S. Attorney in Nashville.

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