WOBURN, Mass. (AP) -- A health care company accused of falsely billing the Massachusetts Medicaid program for more than $5.5 million was ordered Wednesday to repay $3.3 million.
The attorney general’s office announced that a Middlesex Superior Court judge ordered the payment by Adlife Healthcare after a multiday hearing.
Company owner Sharon Richardson, 58, of Framingham, pleaded guilty last week to false claims, theft and conspiracy charges. She was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $50,000 in restitution.
The company also had pleaded guilty to false claims and larceny charges.
Prosecutors alleged that Adlife, an adult foster care provider, falsely claimed to have performed services including for people who were dead, and tried to cover it up. The company had locations in Framingham, West Springfield, Boston and Hyannis.
The attorney general’s office said two workers charged also resolved their cases last week.
Lisa Richardson-Miles, 38, of Framingham, Richardson’s daughter-in-law who did Adlife’s billing, was sentenced to five years’ probation and fined $10,000 after pleading guilty to false claims, larceny and conspiracy.
The case of Kali Geddes, 31, of Boston, was continued without a finding for three years after she acknowledged prosecutors had enough evidence to convict her of one count of false claims. Prosecutors said Geddes directed workers to alter Adlife’s records. She was fined $7,500.
Adlife was among several health care providers indicted in a statewide investigation in 2011.