Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey disclosed earlier this month that her office has reached a $1.25 million settlement with Lawrence, MA-based Lifod Home Health Care LLC and its owner, Kariuki Kimungu, to resolve allegations that they billed the state’s Medicaid program, MassHealth, for unauthorized home health services.  

“This kind of illegal conduct takes funds away from MassHealth, which provides critical health care services to low-income and vulnerable residents across the state,” Healey said. “We are committed to combating fraud, waste, and abuse in the home health industry and will continue to take action against companies that don’t abide by state laws and regulations.”

The settlement also requires Lifod to operate under a multiyear compliance program with updated policies and procedures, new training for staff, and yearly audits conducted by an independent compliance reviewer.