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Former Alabama clinic biller pleads guilty to fraud charge


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former clinic worker in Alabama has pleaded guilty for her participation in a scheme authorities say defrauded the state’s Medicaid agency of at least $1.5 million. 

Authorities, including U.S. Attorney Prim Escalona and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, said Wednesday in a news release that Heidi Elizabeth Robertson entered her plea on one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud.

The release says the 35-year-old was the primary biller for Capstone Medical Resources LLC. Officials say Robertson submitted Medicaid claims for services the clinic said were provided to individuals and at-risk youth. Authorities say the clinic's owner gave her 10% commission on all the claims paid by Medicaid.

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