HIG Settles Fraud Case for $20 Million in Wall Street Crackdown

Oct. 14, 2021, 2:58 PM

Private-equity firm HIG Capital agreed to pay $20 million to resolve Medicaid fraud charges related to a behavioral-health provider that it owned.

The agreement comes three years after Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a civil fraud case alleging that HIG disregarded an employee’s complaint that Community Intervention Services was using unsupervised, unlicensed therapists to care for patients. Two former heads of CIS agreed to pay a total of $5 million.

The defendants, accused of causing fraudulent claims to be submitted to the state’s Medicaid program, didn’t admit liability or wrongdoing. In earlier court filings, the companies denied that false ...

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