CUMBERLAND COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTS WOMAN FOR TENNCARE FRAUD
NASHVILLE – A Cumberland County woman is the latest person charged with TennCare fraud by the Office of TennCare Inspector General (OIG). Hallie L. Jones, 49, of Crossville is accused of concealing assets in order to appear to be eligible for TennCare.
Jones was indicted for defrauding the State of Tennessee of more
than $ 10,000 in TennCare medical service benefits. The two count
indictment charges that she committed felony theft of services by
fraudulently obtaining TennCare medical benefits over a number of
years. People who apply for TennCare are required by federal law to
disclose assets or certain transfers of assets for a three-year period
prior to the applications.
The Office of TennCare Inspector General was created in 2004 by Governor Phil Bredesen and the General Assembly to go after TennCare fraud with more investigative tools and resources.
Anyone can report suspected TennCare fraud by calling 1-800-433-3982 toll-free from anywhere in Tennessee, or log on to www.tennessee.gov/tenncare and follow the prompts that read “Report Fraud Now.”
TennCare is the state’s managed care health insurance program
for 1.3 million people who are poor, disabled or uninsured.