Search Warrant Served On Grass Valley Psychologist for Alleged Workers Compensation Billing Fraud
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2014
Russ Heimerich, (916) 574-8171
Law enforcement seeking additional patients whose insurance may have been fraudulently billed
GRASS VALLEY –Peace officers with the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation (DOI) Health Quality Investigation Unit (HQIU), along with the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Insurance, and the U.S. Department of Labor served a search warrant Tuesday on a Grass Valley psychologist suspected of Workers Compensation Fraud.
Pamlyn Kelly, PhD is suspected of fraudulently billing insurance companies for Workers Compensation services that were not provided. The investigation was prompted by a complaint to the California Board of Psychology from a patient, who alleged their insurance was being billed for appointments that never occurred. The Board referred the matter to HQUI for investigation.
The Board has opened an administrative investigation into whether disciplinary action should be taken against Kelly’s license.
Investigators suspect other instances of fraud may have occurred. They are asking any patients of Dr. Kelly whose insurance was billed for services that were not provided to contact HQIU Supervising Investigator Mark Loomis at (916) 263-2585.
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