The Business of Treatment? –
June 11, 2018 – A federal grand jury indicted a Washington County woman on charges of unlawfully dispensing drugs and health care fraud. Federal prosecutors said Monday that Jennifer Hess, the owner of Washington-based Redirections Treatment Advocates LLC, conspired with five physicians to illegally dispense the drug-treatment medication buprenorphine and fraudulently submit Medicare and Medicaid insurance claims to cover the costs of the drug. Redirections Treatment Advocates has offices in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said Hess “operated a network of addiction treatment clinics, which could be helping those in their hour of greatest need, as a cash business and then committed health care fraud.” Hess, 49, of Washington, said she didn’t have any comment Monday when reached by phone at her Washington office.