2018 Alaska Statutes
Title 47. Welfare, Social Services, and Institutions
Chapter 05. Administration of Welfare, Social Services, and Institutions
Article 2. Oversight of Medical Care Programs.
Sec. 47.05.210. Medical assistance fraud.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 47.05.210 (2018)

(a) A person commits the crime of medical assistance fraud if the person

(1) knowingly submits or authorizes the submission of a claim to a medical assistance agency for property, services, or a benefit with reckless disregard that the claimant is not entitled to the property, services, or benefit;

(2) knowingly prepares or assists another person to prepare a claim for submission to a medical assistance agency for property, services, or a benefit with reckless disregard that the claimant is not entitled to the property, services, or benefit;

(3) except as otherwise authorized under the medical assistance program, confers, offers to confer, solicits, agrees to accept, or accepts property, services, or a benefit

(A) to refer a medical assistance recipient to a health care provider; or

(B) for providing health care to a medical assistance recipient if the property, services, or benefit is in addition to payment by a medical assistance agency;

(4) does not produce medical assistance records to a person authorized to request the records;

(5) knowingly makes a false entry in or falsely alters a medical assistance record;

(6) knowingly destroys, mutilates, suppresses, conceals, removes, or otherwise impairs the verity, legibility, or availability of a medical assistance record knowing that the person lacks the authority to do so; or

(7) violates a provision of AS 47.07 or AS 47.08 or a regulation adopted under AS 47.07 or AS 47.08.

(b) Medical assistance fraud under (a)(1), (2), or (3) of this section is

(1) a class B felony if the portion of the claim or claims submitted in violation of (a)(1) or (2) of this section, or the value of the property, services, or benefit that is in violation of (a)(3) of this section, is $25,000 or more;

(2) a class C felony if the portion of the claim or claims submitted in violation of (a)(1) or (2) of this section, or the value of the property, services, or benefit that is in violation of (a)(3) of this section, is $500 or more but less than $25,000;

(3) a class A misdemeanor if the portion of the claim or claims submitted in violation of (a)(1) or (2) of this section, or the value of the property, services, or benefit that is in violation of (a)(3) of this section, is less than $500.

(c) Medical assistance fraud under (a)(4), (5), or (6) of this section is a class A misdemeanor.

(d) Medical assistance fraud under (a)(7) of this section is a class B misdemeanor.

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