Those of you who are following this news blog, know that we have reported from time to time on the malicious victimization of foster children by some group home operators and Arlington DHS to shift costs for foster care from themselves to Medicaid. They do this by having the child as having special needs, and then applying for Medicaid to pick up the tab.
Intercept Youth Services is one of those operators who Arlington DHS has used to accomplish this fraudulent deed. In an incriminating interview with the Chesterfield Observer Mark Bogart, the owner and executive director of Intercept boasted about using this money shifting strategy:
“We haven’t been in the news because we are good operators and keep a low profile,” said Mark Bogert, owner and executive director of Intercept. “We strategically locate to have low impact on neighbors. We avoid locating in bad neighborhoods with bad schools for the sake of the kids and the Commonwealth.”
….Funding for group homes comes from local, state and federal governments. “When we pioneered a federal program that bills Medicaid, we saved the Commonwealth millions of dollars,” explained Bogert. He declined to give further financial information.
Arlington DHS, stop the Medicaid fraud and stop victimizing our kids and their families.
- Intercept Homes Use Medicaid to Pay The Commonwealth’s Expenses
- Warehousing Arlington’s Children at Medicaid Expense