A Ludington man is charged with over-prescribing drugs and Medicaid fraud.
Michigan's Attorney General, Bill Schuette, filed four charges against 59-year-old David Hammond-Koskey, a licensed physician assistant. In addition to over-prescribing drugs without medical justification, the PA was sending billings to the state's Medicaid program for at least three patient visits that exceeded what was actually performed and documented within a patient chart. This practice is called "upcoding" and costs patients and taxpayers thousands of dollars annually, reports mLive. Hammond-Koskey faced a judge in Ingham County last week and was set with a $25,000 bond. He will be in court again on Friday for a preliminary exam and with the charges brought against him, he can face up to four years in prison along with a $50,000 fine.