Tallahassee Health Care Provider Arrested for Medicaid Fraud

A Tallahassee health care provider has been arrested for billing the Florida Medicaid Program around $50,000 for fraudulent medical services, according to Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody.

Rodney Burt, 57, was arrested Friday on Medicaid fraud charges after he billed the state’s Medicaid program for phony services from May 2016 to November 2019, the press release said.

“That is why my Medicaid Fraud Control Unit attorneys and investigators aggressively chase down leads and uncover abuses in this taxpayer funded health care program to ensure those who would aim to rip off taxpayers are stopped and brought to justice.”

The investigation revealed he was assigning inaccurate billing codes to claims he submitted to the Florida Medicaid Program to increase reimbursements, which fraud investigators call “upcoding.” Burt’s charge of Medicaid provider fraud of $50,000 or more is a first-degree felony.