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Psychologist agrees to settlement to resolve fraud claim

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Connecticut officials say a psychologist in Waterford has agreed to pay $126,000 after she was accused of billing Medicaid for psychotherapy services that were not provided.

The U.S. attorney in Connecticut and the state's attorney general say Arlene Werner entered into a civil settlement agreement.

Werner, a licensed psychologist in Connecticut, owns a private practice in Waterford.

The U.S. attorney's office says Werner was accused of billing Medicaid for psychotherapy services that weren't provided and charging for family sessions instead of individual sessions from 2011 to 2016.

The state says Werner can't participate in the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program, which includes Medicaid, for two years.

Her attorney couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

The case stems from a larger investigation into health care fraud. 


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