Reaching For the Tipping Point

Narconon and Other Scientology Front Groups => Narconon and related groups => Topic started by: Mary_McConnell on February 01, 2013, 09:12

Title: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 01, 2013, 09:12
They used a billing service MedPro Billing. Per Wickstrom also used them, although I am not sure if he's still using them. I believe other Narconons use them as well.

MedPro Billing is owned and run by Melissa Zachariasz, who was charged in 2011 with possession of drugs. This state of FL case is open and pending a calendar call set for Feb 22nd. Here's her mugshot
http://www.lookwhogotbusted.com/fort-lauderdale-fl/zachariasz-melissa

Here are the court details
 
Broward County Case Number: 11019310CF10A   State Reporting Number: 062011CF019310A88810
Court Type: Drug Court   Case Type: Drug Court
Filing Date: 11/26/2011   Case Status: Pending
Court Location: Central Courthouse    Judge ID / Name: Porth - FR, Ari Abraham
Magistrate ID / Name: N/A   BCCN: 0802112
 
Style: State of Florida Vs. Zachariasz, Melissa   
Charge Citation/NTA Number Status Offense Date Statute Description
Filed On Filed By
1 OPEN 11/25/2011   893.03(4)(ee)   Possession Of Lorazepam   01/17/2012   Sunrise PD

This may or may not be related to the Narconon case but it sure doesn't paint a good picture.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on February 10, 2013, 11:29
They used a billing service MedPro Billing. Per Wickstrom also used them, although I am not sure if he's still using them. I believe other Narconons use them as well.

MedPro Billing is owned and run by Melissa Zachariasz, who was charged in 2011 with possession of drugs. This state of FL case is open and pending a calendar call set for Feb 22nd. Here's her mugshot
http://www.lookwhogotbusted.com/fort-lauderdale-fl/zachariasz-melissa

Here are the court details
 
Broward County Case Number: 11019310CF10A   State Reporting Number: 062011CF019310A88810
Court Type: Drug Court   Case Type: Drug Court
Filing Date: 11/26/2011   Case Status: Pending
Court Location: Central Courthouse    Judge ID / Name: Porth - FR, Ari Abraham
Magistrate ID / Name: N/A   BCCN: 0802112
 
Style: State of Florida Vs. Zachariasz, Melissa   
Charge Citation/NTA Number Status Offense Date Statute Description
Filed On Filed By
1 OPEN 11/25/2011   893.03(4)(ee)   Possession Of Lorazepam   01/17/2012   Sunrise PD

This may or may not be related to the Narconon case but it sure doesn't paint a good picture.

Melissa has been busy.

Case Number      Party Type       Style                                                                 D.O.B            Case Type                                Filed    /    Status


11040735TI20A    Defendant   State of Florida Vs. Zachariasz, Melissa Gray   08/29/1966   Traffic Infraction Mandatory   06/17/2011  Disposed (Unlawful Speed) (Ins Require)

11019310CF10A    Defendant   State of Florida Vs. Zachariasz, Melissa   08/29/1966   Drug Court   11/26/2011 Pending (Possession Of Lorazepam)
 
13013006TI30A    Defendant   State of Florida Vs Zachariasz, Melissa Gray   08/29/1966   Traffic Infractions   02/07/2013 Pending ( Fail To Display Registration)
 
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on February 10, 2013, 13:30
I guess they let anyone do insurance billing these days. 
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 10, 2013, 14:00
Funny you should post that, mefree. I just sent a reporter these notes I have accumulated recently:

Melissa Palm (Gray) Zachariasz ---Maiden name Gray

Melissa Zachariasz & the Medpro presentation of their new Flex EMR (Electronic Medical Records) cloud-based service offering.
http://www.slideshare.net/medpro/melissa-zachariasz-medpros-new-offerings
http://melissazachariasz.com/
http://melissazachariasz.net/

Melissa Zachariasz
President at Med Pro Billing
    Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area  Mental Health Care
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/melissa-zachariasz/21/976/35a

http://www.whosarrested.com/florida/broward-county/fort-lauderdale/bso/882334-melissa-zachariasz

Case Search Results
Search Criteria - Party Type: ALL | Last Name: Zachariasz | First Name: Melissa | Case Status: All
http://www.clerk-17th-flcourts.org/Clerkwebsite/BCCOC2/OdysseyPA/case_search_results.aspx?hidSearchType=party_case&txtLastName=Zachariasz&txtFirstName=Melissa&txtMiddleInitial=&txtBusinessEntity=&chkAdvSearch=0&cboCourtType=&txtDateFiledOnOrAfter=&txtDateFiledOnOrBefore=&sbmPublicParty=Submit&user_type=&DisplayCitation=yes&DisplayType=Criminal&StatusType=&AllStatusTypes=1&SearchType=&CaseType=

Case Summary
Broward County Case Number: 11019310CF10A
    State Reporting Number: 062011CF019310A88810
Court Type: Drug Court    Case Type: Drug Court
Filing Date: 11/26/2011    Case Status: Pending
Court Location: Central Courthouse     Judge ID / Name: Porth - FR, Ari Abraham
Magistrate ID / Name: N/A    BCCN: 0802112

Style: State of Florida Vs. Zachariasz, Melissa
   
Attorneys / BarID
Denotes Lead Attorney
Cash Bond Depositor
    Antonucci, Corinne    Female               
Defendant
    Zachariasz, Melissa    Female    White    08/29/1966    Ross, Alan Shelley   
Retained
BarID: 220868
State
    State of Florida                   

Future Scheduled Hearings
Date
   
Description
   
Additional Text
02/22/2013     Calendar Call     Hearing Time: 9:00 AM
Judicial Officer(s): Rothschild - FB, Michael Ian,
Location: Room 4870

    1         OPEN    11/25/2011    893.03(4)(ee)   
Possession Of Lorazepam    01/17/2012    Sunrise PD


Future Scheduled Hearings
Date
   
Description
   
Additional Text
02/22/2013     Calendar Call     Hearing Time: 9:00 AM
Judicial Officer(s): Lynch - FB, Thomas M, IV,
Location: Room 6900
01/03/2013     Hearing/Defense Motion to Suppress     Hearing Time: 1:30 PM
Judicial Officer(s): Lynch - FB, Thomas M, IV,
Location: Room 6900
01/03/2013     Hearing Defense Motion In Limine     Hearing Time: 1:30 PM
Judicial Officer(s): Lynch - FB, Thomas M, IV,
Location: Room 6900

http://www.clerk-17th-flcourts.org/Clerkwebsite/BCCOC2/OdysseyPA/CaseSummary.aspx?CaseID=5766742&hidSearchType=party_case&DisplayCitation=yes&CaseNumber=11019310CF10A&SearchType=

Case Summary
Broward County Case Number: 13013006TI30A
    State Reporting Number: 062013TR013006A88830
Court Type: Traffic Infractions    Case Type: Traffic Infractions
Filing Date: 02/07/2013    Case Status: Pending

Court Location: West Courthouse     Judge ID / Name: Clerk, Deputy
Magistrate ID / Name: N/A   

Style: State of Florida Vs Zachariasz, Melissa Gray
Attorneys / BarID
Denotes Lead Attorney
Defendant
    Zachariasz, Melissa Gray    Female    White    08/29/1966     
State
    State of Florida                   

Future Scheduled Hearings
Date
   
Description
   
Additional Text
03/06/2013     Must Comply By   

1    1998WPB    OPEN    02/01/2013    320.0605    Fail To Display Registration         Florida Highway Patrol-Ft Lauderdale

http://www.clerk-17th-flcourts.org/Clerkwebsite/BCCOC2/OdysseyPA/CaseSummary.aspx?CaseID=6480642&hidSearchType=party_case&DisplayCitation=yes&CaseNumber=13013006TI30A&SearchType=

Melissa Zachariasz
@MelissaZacharia
https://twitter.com/MelissaZacharia

http://www.medprobill.com



Company Name:     MED PRO BILLING, INC.
Status:     Active     Filing Date:     10/16/1996
Entity Type:     Domestic Profit Corporation     File Number:     P96000085360
Filing State:     Florida (FL)       
Company Age:     16 Years, 2 Months       
Principal Address:   
7200 W. Mcnab Road
Tamarac, FL 33321   
     
    Mailing Address:   
7200 W. Mcnab Road
Tamarac, FL 33321   
     
Registered Agent:   
Oppenheim Roy Desq
2500 Weston Rd Ste 404
Weston, FL 33331   
     
PRESIDENT
Zachariasz Melissa
13331 Sw 39th Street
Davie, FL 33330   
http://www.bizapedia.com/fl/MED-PRO-BILLING-INC.html     


13331 SW. 39th Street, Davie, FL 33330


Owner:
    Melissa G Zachariasz, M Melissa Zachariasz Ryszard (Revocable Trust)
City:
    Davie
Zip:
    33330
County:
    Broward County FL
Region:
    Broward
Neighborhood:
    Davie West
Subdivision:
    Imagination Farms
Street:
    SW 39th Street

775 is an Excellent credit score, what's yours?

Yr. Built:
    2001
Builder:
    Pasadena Homes
Sqft (land | living):
    42274 land | 7488 living
Bedrooms:
    N/A
Bathrooms:
    N/A
Property Taxes:
    $6,213.68 (2008)
Stories:
    1

Price     Type     Date     B-Buyer/S-Seller     Agent
$311,706     New Construction     02/25/2000     B: Ryszard M Zachariasz, Melissa Gray Zachariasz     BA: N/A
            S: Pasadena Imagination Farms Inc     SA: N/A
http://southflorida.blockshopper.com/property/504026071700/13331_sw_39th/

Case Summary
Broward County Case Number: FMCE04012321    State Reporting Number: 062004DR012321AXDVCE
Court Type: Civil Division - Domestic Violence Court     Case Type: Dating Violence
Incident Date: N/A    Filing Date: 06/21/2004
Court Location: Central Courthouse     Case Status: Disposition Entered
Magistrate ID / Name: N/A    Judge ID / Name: 59 Kaplan, Michael G.

Style: Daniel Alejandro Kasckarow Petitioner vs. Melissa Zachariasz Respondent

Party Detail
Party Type
   
Party Name
   
Sex
   
Race
   
D.O.B.
   
D.O.D.
   
Attorneys / BarID
Denotes Lead Attorney
Petitioner
    Kasckarow, Daniel Alejandro                        Pro Se   
Retained
 
Respondent
    Zachariasz, Melissa   

http://www.clerk-17th-flcourts.org/Clerkwebsite/BCCOC2/OdysseyPA/CaseSummary.aspx?CaseID=1320215&hidSearchType=party_case&DisplayCitation=no&CaseNumber=FMCE04012321&SearchType=               
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Designation:     Sexual Offender
Name:     DANIEL ALEJANDRO KASCKAROW
Status:     Released - Required to Register
Department of Corrections #:     L21974
Search the Dept of Corrections Website
Date of Birth:     05/30/1979
Race :     White
Sex:     Male
Hair:     Brown
Eyes:     Brown
Height:     6'00"
Weight:     175 lbs
Address     Address Source Information     Map Link
Out of State
BROOKLYN, NY 11235
UNKNOWN COUNTY     Source: Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement
Received: 06/19/2008
Type of Address: Permanent     Address not mappable
Crime Information - Qualifying Offenses
Adjudication Date     Crime Description     Court Case Number     Jurisdiction & State     Adjudication
06/04/1999     LEWD,LASCIVIOUS CHILD U/16; F.S. 800.04 (ACCESSORY)     9806156     BROWARD, FL     Adjudication Withheld
Victim Information
Gender:Female  Minor:Yes

http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/CallImage?imgID=395630
http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/flyer.do?personId=16903

Marriage License System - License Search

Application Number: (Year-Number)
ML-CE-1990-011995      Status:
MARRIED/RECORDED*      Application Date:
12-28-1990
Groom Name: (First Middle Last)
RYSZARD MICHAL ZACHARIASZ      Birth Date:
      Birth Place:

Groom Reside, City:
      County:
      State or Foreign Country:

Bride Name: (First Middle Last / Maiden)
MELISSA PALM GRAY      Birth Date:
      Birth Place:

Bride Reside, City:
      County:
      State or Foreign Country:

Married By:
      Marriage Date:
      Marriage Location:

ame/Aliases     Has lived in     Has worked at     Has studied at     Related to     DOB     Phone     Address
Melissa P Gray
Melissa Gray Zachariasz
    Miami, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pompano Beach, FL
Davie, FL     MedPro Billing
Billing         Ryszard Zachariasz
Richard Zachariasz
Laura Gray
-----------

Case Number    Party Type    Style    Party D.O.B or Year of D.O.B    Case Type    Filed / Status
10045057TI20A     Defendant    State of Florida Vs. Zachariasz, Ryszard Michal    09/29/1963    Traffic Infractions    06/25/2010
Disposed
   
Filed By
    1    3153GGZ    Disposition Entered    06/15/2010    316.0895(1)    Following Too Closely         Broward Sheriff Office

Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on February 10, 2013, 14:27
Quote
Ryszard Zachariasz
Richard Zachariasz

Interesting.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: BMF on February 10, 2013, 14:36
http://www.revenuerecoverysolutions.com/learn-more/about-our-president/

Not sure if there is a connection here, but this company is 15 minutes away from MedPro and the President's bio indicates she's worked elsewhere in the field and is on the board in other companies.  Her company handles St. Gregory, which is another non-traditional rehab.

Mary,

Do you know of any connection between these two companies?
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on February 11, 2013, 20:00
Just giving Mary a head start.
Not an answer, BMF, but here's an interesting question:
http://www.revenuerecoverysolutions.com/faq/
Quote
7. Should I be concerned if my billing service is generating claims with billed charges higher than industry averages?

Answer: Yes! If your billing service is generating higher-than-industry claim charges, you are susceptible to future charge backs and possible insurance fraud claims. At PRRS, we always protect our clients from any possible charge backs or of being accused of insurance fraud. Billing services tend to only care about their profitability, and that is the main reason for them billing out higher claim charges without consideration for their clients. Remember: Insurance carriers will always hold the provider of services accountable for billing fraud and charge backs. They never go after the billing provider. Yet PRRS’ goal is to be an extension of your financial department, and we do not take risks that would threaten your business.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Playing+the+game,+fighting+the+fight%3A+professional+billing...-a0305994971
Quote
The goal: "clean" claims

The package of capabilities offered by behavioral health billing companies, which include not only MedPro, but newer competitors including Medivance (Sunrise, Fla.) and Professional Resource Recovery Solutions (PRRS, Sunrise, Fla.) include billing and collections, behavioral health benefit verifications, and utilization review management.
...
According to Scott Delmarr, CEO of PRRS, service conversations usually begin when one organization hears that another is getting a higher level of reimbursement for a particular code or treatment. "Typically, an owner or an executive brings in the results of their billing group and says, 'What's the UCR (usual, customary, and reasonable fee) that you are getting for this procedure?' When we show them and when they see a difference, they think, 'maybe we should try this."

I find it interesting that the keywords for the http://medprobill.com/ site include:
<meta name="KEYWORDS" content="Medivance, Medivance billing service inc., behavioral health revenue specialist, 4750 Urcln Hiatus Road, 9547468232, Zarina Delmarr, Chin Zarina, Neisna carter, cliftun rocinquez, jon smith, medical billing, utilization review, electronic medical records">

but no mention of MedPro Billing or Melissa Zachariasz.   ???  I understand targetting your competitors' customers in keywords, but not including your own company's keywords??  Unless you don't want that info to be found...  ?

Not sure, but Luke may know some more about the use of meta-keywords.  There's a few more names in the keywords that could be checked out, too.
 
http://www.medivancebilling.com/
Neisha Zaffuto

http://www.corporationwiki.com/Florida/Sunrise/zarina-r-delmarr/25879728.aspx
http://www.corporationwiki.com/Florida/Sunrise/neisha-carter/26101550.aspx

http://www.indeed.com/forum/cmp/Medpro-Billing/s-company-culture-at-Medpro-Billing/t382609

There's a web here somewhere, but I'm uncertain what it is without further searching.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: BMF on February 11, 2013, 21:12
Medivance is only 5 miles away from medpro.  Medivance has a shady looking website. 
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: BMF on February 11, 2013, 21:23
Regardless if these companies are connected or not, they are a huge part of the problem with drug rehabs like narconon being able to take insurance.  If an insurance company wont cover inpatient costs for treatment, these guys bill for outpatient services or outrageous amounts of lab work.  Ive seen them charge $675 for one outpatient session and they charge insurance daily.  This along with labs and you have a nice little scam going.  If the rehab spend $10 to do a urinalysis test and then sends it to a lab who is in on the billing, they can charge $200 or so.  Guys like Per will drug test 3 to 5 times a week. 
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 11, 2013, 22:17
http://www.revenuerecoverysolutions.com/learn-more/about-our-president/

Not sure if there is a connection here, but this company is 15 minutes away from MedPro and the President's bio indicates she's worked elsewhere in the field and is on the board in other companies.  Her company handles St. Gregory, which is another non-traditional rehab.

Mary,

Do you know of any connection between these two companies?

I could find nothing except that they are competitors and in the same area of FL. She may have worked in the past with MedPro Billing but no evidence of that. From this statement on her website it seems she's been in the business for a while and president of another company before starting this company.:

Quote
Reimbursement expert Zarina R. Delmarr gained industry-wide praise for revolutionizing billing services in the mental health and substance abuse treatment industry. After retiring as president of a nationwide reimbursement firm, Zarina decided her work was not yet complete. The field is evolving, she concluded, and so should its billing service providers.


Here are corp and business document info on her past and current business activities

BEHAVIORAL REVENUE MANAGEMENT NETWORK LLC
Filing Information
Document Number   L12000115553
FEI/EIN Number   NONE
Date Filed   09/10/2012
State   FL
Status   ACTIVE
Effective Date   09/10/2012
Last Event   LC AMENDMENT
Event Date Filed   10/29/2012
Event Effective Date   NONE
Principal Address
13630 N.W. 8TH STREET
SUITE 220
SUNRISE FL 33325 US
Mailing Address
13630 N.W. 8TH STREET
SUITE 220
SUNRISE FL 33325 US
Registered Agent Name & Address
THE LAW OFFICES OF JEFF COHEN, P.A.
909 S.E. 5TH AVENUE
SUITE 200
DELRAY BEACH FL 33483 US
Manager/Member Detail
Name & Address
Title MGRM
DELMARR, ZARINA
13630 N.W. 8TH STREET, SUITE 220
SUNRISE FL 33325 US
Title MGRM
DELMARR, SCOTT
13630 N.W. 8TH STREET, SUITE 220
SUNRISE FL 33325 US
http://sunbiz.org/scripts/cordet.exe?action=DETFIL&inq_doc_number=L12000115553&inq_came_from=OFFFWD&cor_web_names_seq_number=0001&names_name_ind=P&ret_names_cor_number=&ret_cor_web_names_seq_number=&ret_names_name_ind=&ret_names_comp_name=&ret_names_filing_type=&ret_cor_web_princ_seq=&ret_princ_comp_name=DELMARRZARINA&ret_princ_type=


Zarina DELMARR is recently married to Scott Delmarr. This is her maiden name:

Zarina R Nagrani   Sunrise, FL  |  30 years old
   
Previous Locations    Sunrise, FL  |  Plantation, FL  |  North Lauderdale, FL  |  Fort Lauderdale, FL  |  Cooper City, FL  |  N Lauderdale, FL
View full addresses >>
Aliases    Zarina R Chin  |  Zarina Chin  |  Zarina Renee Delmarr  |  R Nagrani  |  Zarina Nagrani  |  Zarina Nagranichin
Relatives    Zarina R Nagrani


She ran this company

Fictitious Name Detail
Fictitious Name
MEDIVANCE BILLING
Filing Information
Registration Number   G04160900044
Status   EXPIRED
Filed Date   06/07/2004
Expiration Date   12/31/2009
Current Owners   1
County   BROWARD
Total Pages   1
Events Filed   NONE
FEI/EIN Number   77-0637002
Mailing Address
760 NW 68TH AVENUE
PLANTATION, FL 33317

Owner Information
NAGRANI, ZARINA R
760 NW 68TH AVENUE
PLANTATION, FL 33317
FEI/EIN Number: NONE
Document Number: NONE

MEDIVANCE BILLING SERVICES, INC.
Filing Information
Document Number   P04000091331
FEI/EIN Number   NONE
Date Filed   06/14/2004
State   FL
Status   INACTIVE
Last Event   ADMIN DISSOLUTION FOR ANNUAL REPORT
Event Date Filed   09/16/2005
Event Effective Date   NONE
Officer/Director Detail
Name & Address
Title CEO
NAGRANI, ZARINA R
760 NW 68TH AVE.
PLANTATION FL 33317
Title PCD
NAGRANI, ZARINA R
760 NW 68TH AVE.
PLANTATION FL 33317
Title VSD
NAGRANI, ZARINA R
760 NW 68TH AVE.
PLANTATION FL 33317
Title D
RODRIGUEZ, CLIFTON H CPA
3146 NW 68 ST.
FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309
http://sunbiz.org/scripts/cordet.exe?action=DETFIL&inq_doc_number=P04000091331&inq_came_from=OFFFWD&cor_web_names_seq_number=0001&names_name_ind=P&ret_names_cor_number=&ret_cor_web_names_seq_number=&ret_names_name_ind=&ret_names_comp_name=&ret_names_filing_type=&ret_cor_web_princ_seq=&ret_princ_comp_name=NAGRANIZARINA&ret_princ_type=
http://www.revenuerecoverysolutions.com/learn-more/
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing
Post by: ethercat on February 12, 2013, 14:53
This thread has been split from the WSB discussion related to Narconon of Georgia, since it's a complete topic in its own right, and related to more NNs than just Georgia.


Narconon Freedom Center's Contract (bolding is mine):
http://www.freedomdrugrehab.com/wp-content/themes/freedomdrugrehab/images/contract.pdf
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INSURANCE BILLING INFORMATION
FREEDOM CENTER will automatically provide insurance billing at a service fee of 15% of the recovered amount. We will make every attempt to get reimbursement for the maximum benefit allowable by your insurance company's contractual benefits.

In order to correctly process the insurance we will need the insurance information given to us in advance. This is so we have the time needed to prepare for the submission of the claim. Then MedPro billing will create a claim and submit it to the insurance company of the student for processing. MedPro will follow up to ensure they receive it and have all data needed to begin processing the claim. Insurance companies usually take another 30 days before they will even begin to process.

Prior approval or precertification by the member may be required in some instances, especially if the treatment program is out of state. It is the guarantor’s responsibility to check with the insurance company on whether this is required. If so, feel free to contact our medical biller with any questions on how to proceed or simply verify approval prior to the student’s arrival.

Once the claim has been processed, a check will be sent payable to us for all benefits. The Finance department will deposit the check and a new check will be issued to the guarantor for 85% of the amount received, not to exceed the program fee total. Of course, FREEDOM CENTER cannot guarantee that any insurance company or any other source of funding will pay, but can only make estimations or suggestions based on what information the insurance company provides to us. The responsible party understands that if insurance does not pay they are liable for all fees.

If you wish to check status of the claim, you should contact your Insurance Company's customer service department on the back of the card. Should you choose to waive this insurance billing service, please inform us in writing. We will instead, provide you with a claim to process on your own at a fee of $398.00. We assume no responsibility for any and all insurance billing. If insurance does not pay, it is the responsibility of the responsible party to pay the balance due for the program.

I'd be interested to hear what others think about the reimbursement of 85% instead of 100%, and also the $398.00 fee for giving the client a claim for them to submit on their own.  This seems highly irregular to me.  Most people would hear that $398 figure, and say, "ok you file it for me", but in reality, NN can possibly be getting much, much more than that, even if they're honest about the 85%/15% split!

Backup copy of contract here: http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/NarcononFreedomCenter-contract.pdf just in case.

medprobill.com
 Administrative Contact:
      Shaheed, Anelia  ashaheed@medprobill.com
      Med Pro Billing
      7200 W McNab Road
      Tamarac, Florida 33321
      United States
      +1.9545877771      Fax -- +1.9547279859

   Technical Contact:
      Shaheed, Anelia  ashaheed@medprobill.com
      Med Pro Billing
      7200 W McNab Road
      Tamarac, Florida 33321
      United States
      +1.9545877771      Fax -- +1.9547279859


http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dwight-gayle/26/4a1/796
Dwight Gayle
Medical Biller at Med pro billing
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing
Post by: mefree on February 12, 2013, 21:40
Narconon Freedom Center's Contract (bolding is mine):
http://www.freedomdrugrehab.com/wp-content/themes/freedomdrugrehab/images/contract.pdf
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INSURANCE BILLING INFORMATION
FREEDOM CENTER will automatically provide insurance billing at a service fee of 15% of the recovered amount. We will make every attempt to get reimbursement for the maximum benefit allowable by your insurance company's contractual benefits.

In order to correctly process the insurance we will need the insurance information given to us in advance. This is so we have the time needed to prepare for the submission of the claim. Then MedPro billing will create a claim and submit it to the insurance company of the student for processing. MedPro will follow up to ensure they receive it and have all data needed to begin processing the claim. Insurance companies usually take another 30 days before they will even begin to process.

Prior approval or precertification by the member may be required in some instances, especially if the treatment program is out of state. It is the guarantor’s responsibility to check with the insurance company on whether this is required. If so, feel free to contact our medical biller with any questions on how to proceed or simply verify approval prior to the student’s arrival.

Once the claim has been processed, a check will be sent payable to us for all benefits. The Finance department will deposit the check and a new check will be issued to the guarantor for 85% of the amount received, not to exceed the program fee total. Of course, FREEDOM CENTER cannot guarantee that any insurance company or any other source of funding will pay, but can only make estimations or suggestions based on what information the insurance company provides to us. The responsible party understands that if insurance does not pay they are liable for all fees.

If you wish to check status of the claim, you should contact your Insurance Company's customer service department on the back of the card. Should you choose to waive this insurance billing service, please inform us in writing. We will instead, provide you with a claim to process on your own at a fee of $398.00. We assume no responsibility for any and all insurance billing. If insurance does not pay, it is the responsibility of the responsible party to pay the balance due for the program.

I'd be interested to hear what others think about the reimbursement of 85% instead of 100%, and also the $398.00 fee for giving the client a claim for them to submit on their own.  This seems highly irregular to me.  Most people would hear that $398 figure, and say, "ok you file it for me", but in reality, NN can possibly be getting much, much more than that, even if they're honest about the 85%/15% split!

Backup copy of contract here: http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/NarcononFreedomCenter-contract.pdf just in case.

medprobill.com
 Administrative Contact:
      Shaheed, Anelia  ashaheed@medprobill.com
      Med Pro Billing
      7200 W McNab Road
      Tamarac, Florida 33321
      United States
      +1.9545877771      Fax -- +1.9547279859

   Technical Contact:
      Shaheed, Anelia  ashaheed@medprobill.com
      Med Pro Billing
      7200 W McNab Road
      Tamarac, Florida 33321
      United States
      +1.9545877771      Fax -- +1.9547279859


http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dwight-gayle/26/4a1/796
Dwight Gayle
Medical Biller at Med pro billing

Oh what a crock, crook this is!

All across the U.S. facilities precertify and file claims at no charge to the patient. This proves that money is the priority (not that I needed proof).

I'm feeling a bit ^:-P^ and this is where they are going when they get caught. ||||o|||| Hopefully, the Georgia investigation into insurance fraud has spread like wildfire to all of the Narconon facilities.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: BMF on February 12, 2013, 22:01
Its not reimbursement if they are taking 15%.  Its scamontolgy.  Why take 15%?  They are already overcharging and making shit up to milk the insurance companies.  Fortunately they are greedy and this always gets people caught.  Its only a matter of time....
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on February 12, 2013, 22:14
Just for some perspective, I'm going to toss this link in here:
http://www.thefix.com/content/have-you-had-trouble-getting-your-insurance-company-pay-treatment

Wear your flame-retardant suits, though; those people in that discussion are not the ladies and gentlemen that we are, and apparently The Fix has no moderators.   ;D
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on February 12, 2013, 22:16
Its not reimbursement if they are taking 15%.  Its scamontolgy.  Why take 15%?  They are already overcharging and making shit up to milk the insurance companies.  Fortunately they are greedy and this always gets people caught.  Its only a matter of time....

Maybe they hope the math will confuse people, so they don't realize they're really taking way more than 15%.  Do you know how many people can't calculate percentages?   :(
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: BMF on February 12, 2013, 22:27
Just for some perspective, I'm going to toss this link in here:
http://www.thefix.com/content/have-you-had-trouble-getting-your-insurance-company-pay-treatment

Wear your flame-retardant suits, though; those people in that discussion are not the ladies and gentlemen that we are, and apparently The Fix has no moderators.   ;D

They are meanies over there.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: who me? on February 12, 2013, 23:01
So, I decided to google the phone number (954-587-7111) for MedPro (with and without "HIPAA" as another key word) and got 18 businesses and several have the NPI information (why I include the "HIPAA" keyword). So why would so many separate entities have the same phone number (and there are shared fax numbers between some of these)?

1.       [PDF] 
1730339771 NPI number - HIPAASpace
www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/.../NPI_1730339771.pdf
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
HIPAASpace NPI Form ... 954-587-7771 ... HIPAASpace.com in case you need the assistance in obtaining the official contacts of corresponding government ...
2.   




[PDF] 
national provider identifier (npi) form - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/.../NPI_1710189634.pdf
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
HIPAASpace NPI Form ... 954-587-7771 ... HIPAASpace.com in case you need the assistance in obtaining the official contacts of corresponding government ...
3.   




DOCTORS GROUP OF THE PALM BEACHES - HIPAASpace
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
Follow HIPAASpace on Twitter ... Telephone Number, : 954-587-7771 ... You can reach the authorized official at the following phone number 954-587-7771.
4.   




RECOVERY PHYSICIAN GROUP OF CALIFORNIA ... - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
HIPAASpace Facebook Wall. Follow HIPAASpace on Twitter · Tweet ... Phone 954-587-7771. Fax. The provider's official mailing address is: PO BOX 2323 ...
5.   




RECOVERY PHYSICIAN GROUP OF TENNESSEE ... - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
HIPAASpace Facebook Wall. Follow HIPAASpace on Twitter · Tweet ... Phone 954-587-7771. Fax. The provider's official mailing address is: PO BOX 2323 ...
6.       PHYSICIANS MEDICAL ASSOCIATES, LLC - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
Follow HIPAASpace on Twitter ... Telephone Number, : 954-587-7771 ... You can reach the authorized official at the following phone number 954-587-7771.
7.       @Florida Rehabilitation Hospital : : Results 1-100
www.e-physician.info/FL-hospitals-rehabilitation-hospital/
Results 1 - 100 – Center For Alcohol And Drug Studies, Inc, 321 Northlake Blvd Suite 214 N Palm Beach FL 33408-5422, 954-587-7771, 283X00000X ...
8.   




Med PRO Billing, Davie FL 33314 
www.merchantcircle.com › FL  › Davie  › 33314 
Tel: 954-587-7771. Get Maps, Driving Directions, Phone #, Reviews, for Med PRO Billing in Davie. Search MerchantCircle to Find Local Businesses, Coupons ...
9.        Precise Business Billing, Davie FL 33324 
www.merchantcircle.com › FL  › Davie  › 33324 
Training, Billing, Hippa . Get Maps, Driving Directions, Phone #, Reviews, for Precise ... 954-587-7771. Davie, FL, 33314. 0.0. Associates Investments. 954- 321- ...
10.   1710189634 NPI NUMBER - PALM PARTNERS LLC 
healthprovidersdata.com › NPI Lookup 
Sep 29, 2011 – ZIP 33444. Practice Location Phone Number, (954) 587-7771. Provider Taxonomy Code, 283X00000X - Rehabilitation Hospital. Specialization ...
11.   1730339771 NPI NUMBER - NARCONON OF OKLAHOMA INC 
healthprovidersdata.com › NPI Lookup 
Sep 26, 2008 – Practice Location Phone Number, (954) 587-7771. Provider Taxonomy Code, 324500000X - Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Facility ...
12.   recovery physician group of tennessee llc - Health Providers Data 
healthprovidersdata.com › NPI Lookup 
Aug 11, 2008 – ZIP 38115. Practice Location Phone Number, (954) 587-7771. Provider Taxonomy Code, 103TA0400X - Psychologist. Specialization, Addiction ...
13.   Med Pro Billing - Tamarac, FL (Florida) | (954) 587-7771 
www.manta.com/c/mx79rbh/med-pro-billing
MedPro has been providing quality nationwide medical billing and patient management solutions for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse community sinc.
14.   PHYSICIANS MEDICAL ASSOCIATES, LLC - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
Follow HIPAASpace on Twitter ... Telephone Number, : 954-587-7771 ... You can reach the authorized official at the following phone number 954-587-7771.
15.   THE TAJ MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
HIPAASpace Facebook Wall. Follow HIPAASpace on Twitter · Tweet .... Practice Phone: 954-587-7771. Practice Fax: 954-252-2346. 1912145525 in HTML ...
16.   ADDICTION SOLUTIONS BY THE SEA - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
HIPAASpace Facebook Wall. Follow HIPAASpace on Twitter · Tweet ... Practice Phone: 954-587-7771. Practice Fax: 954-727-9864. 1669631594 in HTML ...
17.   WADEN E EMERY III MDPA - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
HIPAASpace Facebook Wall. Follow HIPAASpace on Twitter · Tweet .... Practice Phone: 954-587-7771. Practice Fax: 954-727-9864. 1669631594 in HTML ...
18.   SERENITY HOUSE DETOX - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
33313-7811. Practice Phone: 954-587-7771. Practice Fax: 954-252-2346. 1871731356 in HTML format HTML | 1871731356 in PDF (Portable Document Format) ...
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on February 12, 2013, 23:24
So, I decided to google the phone number (954-587-7111) for MedPro (with and without "HIPAA" as another key word) and got 18 businesses and several have the NPI information (why I include the "HIPAA" keyword). So why would so many separate entities have the same phone number (and there are shared fax numbers between some of these)?

Good question, who me?

There must have been some kind of funky character interfering with your post being complete.  Look what all I turned up when I quoted you:
Quote
1.  [PDF] 
1730339771 NPI number - HIPAASpace
www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/.../NPI_1730339771.pdf
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
HIPAASpace NPI Form ... 954-587-7771 ... HIPAASpace.com in case you need the assistance in obtaining the official contacts of corresponding government ...

2. [PDF] 
national provider identifier (npi) form - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/.../NPI_1710189634.pdf
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
HIPAASpace NPI Form ... 954-587-7771 ... HIPAASpace.com in case you need the assistance in obtaining the official contacts of corresponding government ...

3.   DOCTORS GROUP OF THE PALM BEACHES - HIPAASpace
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
Follow HIPAASpace on Twitter ... Telephone Number, : 954-587-7771 ... You can reach the authorized official at the following phone number 954-587-7771.

4.   RECOVERY PHYSICIAN GROUP OF CALIFORNIA ... - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
HIPAASpace Facebook Wall. Follow HIPAASpace on Twitter · Tweet ... Phone 954-587-7771. Fax. The provider's official mailing address is: PO BOX 2323 ...

5.   RECOVERY PHYSICIAN GROUP OF TENNESSEE ... - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
HIPAASpace Facebook Wall. Follow HIPAASpace on Twitter · Tweet ... Phone 954-587-7771. Fax. The provider's official mailing address is: PO BOX 2323 ...

6.       PHYSICIANS MEDICAL ASSOCIATES, LLC - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
Follow HIPAASpace on Twitter ... Telephone Number, : 954-587-7771 ... You can reach the authorized official at the following phone number 954-587-7771.

7.   @Florida Rehabilitation Hospital : : Results 1-100
www.e-physician.info/FL-hospitals-rehabilitation-hospital/
Results 1 - 100 – Center For Alcohol And Drug Studies, Inc, 321 Northlake Blvd Suite 214 N Palm Beach FL 33408-5422, 954-587-7771, 283X00000X ...

8.   Med PRO Billing, Davie FL 33314 
www.merchantcircle.com › FL  › Davie  › 33314 
Tel: 954-587-7771. Get Maps, Driving Directions, Phone #, Reviews, for Med PRO Billing in Davie. Search MerchantCircle to Find Local Businesses, Coupons ...

9.        Precise Business Billing, Davie FL 33324 
www.merchantcircle.com › FL  › Davie  › 33324 
Training, Billing, Hippa . Get Maps, Driving Directions, Phone #, Reviews, for Precise ... 954-587-7771. Davie, FL, 33314. 0.0. Associates Investments. 954- 321- ...

10.   1710189634 NPI NUMBER - PALM PARTNERS LLC 
healthprovidersdata.com › NPI Lookup 
Sep 29, 2011 – ZIP 33444. Practice Location Phone Number, (954) 587-7771. Provider Taxonomy Code, 283X00000X - Rehabilitation Hospital. Specialization ...

11.   1730339771 NPI NUMBER - NARCONON OF OKLAHOMA INC 
healthprovidersdata.com › NPI Lookup 
Sep 26, 2008 – Practice Location Phone Number, (954) 587-7771. Provider Taxonomy Code, 324500000X - Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Facility ...

12.   recovery physician group of tennessee llc - Health Providers Data 
healthprovidersdata.com › NPI Lookup 
Aug 11, 2008 – ZIP 38115. Practice Location Phone Number, (954) 587-7771. Provider Taxonomy Code, 103TA0400X - Psychologist. Specialization, Addiction ...

13.   Med Pro Billing - Tamarac, FL (Florida) | (954) 587-7771 
www.manta.com/c/mx79rbh/med-pro-billing
MedPro has been providing quality nationwide medical billing and patient management solutions for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse community sinc.

14.   PHYSICIANS MEDICAL ASSOCIATES, LLC - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
Follow HIPAASpace on Twitter ... Telephone Number, : 954-587-7771 ... You can reach the authorized official at the following phone number 954-587-7771.

15.   THE TAJ MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
HIPAASpace Facebook Wall. Follow HIPAASpace on Twitter · Tweet .... Practice Phone: 954-587-7771. Practice Fax: 954-252-2346. 1912145525 in HTML ...

16.   ADDICTION SOLUTIONS BY THE SEA - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
HIPAASpace Facebook Wall. Follow HIPAASpace on Twitter · Tweet ... Practice Phone: 954-587-7771. Practice Fax: 954-727-9864. 1669631594 in HTML ...

17.   WADEN E EMERY III MDPA - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
HIPAASpace Facebook Wall. Follow HIPAASpace on Twitter · Tweet .... Practice Phone: 954-587-7771. Practice Fax: 954-727-9864. 1669631594 in HTML ...

18.   SERENITY HOUSE DETOX - HIPAASpace 
www.hipaaspace.com › Healthcare Lookup Services  › NPI Lookup 
33313-7811. Practice Phone: 954-587-7771. Practice Fax: 954-252-2346. 1871731356 in HTML format HTML | 1871731356 in PDF (Portable Document Format) ...
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on February 12, 2013, 23:31
xxxx Database Record For 954-587-7771

Caller ID: MED PRO BILLING

Original Telephone Company:
Bellsouth Telecomm Inc Dba Southern Bell Tel & Tel

Original Telephone Company Type:
Regional Bell Operating Company (RBOC)

Estimated City:
Plantation

Estimated Region:
Florida

Estimated Postal Code:
33317

Equipment Location Code:
FTLDFLPLDS0

This file has been accessed a total of 1 times. 
Last accessed on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 11:47:12PM EST.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: BMF on February 12, 2013, 23:37
Maybe they post the number on their sites as med pro is the biller for them?  I dont know but it sure as hell looks fishy to me.  Is this a standard practice?
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on February 12, 2013, 23:49
Maybe they post the number on their sites as med pro is the biller for them?  I dont know but it sure as hell looks fishy to me.  Is this a standard practice?

Looks fishy to me too.  When I put my dentist's phone number in google along with HIPAA, he's all that turns up, and he has his numbers in the hippaspace.com site correctly.  I might try some other doctors' numbers though, because I think my dentist does his own billing.

Look at Section 2 in this:
http://www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/Coding/National_Provider_Identifier/Codes/NPI_1730339771.pdf

From (same info as above, but on a page):
http://www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/Coding/National_Provider_Identifier/Codes/NPI_1730339771.txt

Quote
Provider Name (Legal Business Name)    :    NARCONON OF OKLAHOMA, INC
      
Provider Business Mailing Address       
First Line    :    HC 67 BOX 5
Second Line    :    
City    :    CANADIAN
State    :    OK
Zip    :    74425-9700
Country    :    US
Telephone Number    :    954-587-7771
Fax Number    :    954-587-8622
      
Provider Business Practice Location Address       
First Line    :    HC 67 BOX 5
Second Line    :    
City    :    CANADIAN
State    :    OK
Zip    :    74425-9700
Country    :    US
Telephone Number    :    954-587-7771
Fax Number    :    954-587-8622
      
Authorized Official       
Title or Position    :    MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Name    :    DR. GERALD D WOOTAN
Credential    :    MD
Telephone Number    :    954-587-7771
      
Provider Enumeration Date    :    09/26/2008
Last Update Date    :    09/26/2008
Detailed Information
NPI Number 1730339771 has the “Organization” type of ownership and has been registered to the following primary business legal name (which is a provider name or healthcare organization name) — NARCONON OF OKLAHOMA, INC .
The enumeration date of this NPI Number is 09/26/2008.
NPI Numer information was last updated at 09/26/2008.

Provider's other registered legal business name is NARCONON ARROWHEAD .

The provider is physically located (Business Practice Location) at:

    HC 67 BOX 5
    CANADIAN , OK
    74425-9700
    US

The provider can be reached at his practice location using the following numbers:

    Phone 954-587-7771
    Fax 954-587-8622

The provider's official mailing address is:

    HC 67 BOX 5
    CANADIAN , OK
    74425-9700
    US

The contact numbers associated with the mailing address are:

    Phone 954-587-7771
    Fax 954-587-8622

The authorized official registered with the “1730339771” NPI Number is DR. GERALD D WOOTAN .

The authorized official title (position) is MEDICAL DIRECTOR.

You can reach the authorized official at the following phone number 954-587-7771.

Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on February 13, 2013, 00:17
I think it's showing us who Med Pro bills for!   Combine that phone number with the word "rehab".

Here's what the NPI (National Provider Identifier) is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Provider_Identifier
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on February 13, 2013, 00:26
The NPI numbers are actually provided by a government agency and pulled into hipaaspace.com from there.

https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/NPPES/StaticForward.do?forward=static.instructions
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Penalties for Falsifying Information on the NPI Application / Update Form:
18 U.S.C. 1001 authorizes criminal penalties against an individual who in any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States knowingly or willfully falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme or device a material fact, or makes any false, fictitious or fraudulent statements or representations, or makes any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or entry. Individual offenders are subject to fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment for up to five years. Offenders that are organizations are subject to fines of up to $500,000. 18 U.S.C. 3571(d) also authorizes fines of up to twice the gross gain derived by the offender if it is greater than the amount specifically authorized by the sentencing statute.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: BMF on February 13, 2013, 09:10
Maybe they are creating these third party companies so they can have a third party bill for "out-patient" services so they get paid.  Insurance companies typically dont want to pay for inpatient rehab.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing
Post by: ethercat on February 13, 2013, 10:22
The way Narconon of Georgia was doing it, in Narconon's name with the payments going to NN, it would have looked like Drs. Locarnini and Robbins were staff doctors at NN.1 

However, different (unrelated) doctors will naturally have different billing companies.  If an insurance company was getting bills from several doctors at an outpatient facility, it could look suspicious.  But using different doctors, with different billing companies, it could look to an insurance company like these were outside doctor visits for things other than rehab-related.



1 Plus, Mary R. was a ditz, and I wonder if she didn't bill the one time using Dr. Robbins' name as revenge, because of something related to the Desmond case.  It was odd timing to bill with her name, since Robbins allegedly had not worked with them for 5? years.)
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: 10oriocookies on February 17, 2013, 08:30
Mary is an idiot and she deserves what she gets.  I hope her sentence is the maximum allowed by law.  A message needs to be sent to these guys.  Shape up or ship out.  Get in line with standard practices in the rehab field or fold up.  Im fucking disgusted by the loss of life at AH and GA.  It just doesnt have to happen.

Dont even get me started on the scam in Michigan.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: DisconnectedTwin on February 17, 2013, 16:56
Please do start! The more we know, the more effective we are.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 17, 2013, 21:49
I think it's showing us who Med Pro bills for!   Combine that phone number with the word "rehab".

Here's what the NPI (National Provider Identifier) is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Provider_Identifier

What phone number ?
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Witnessman on February 17, 2013, 22:12
Mary is an idiot and she deserves what she gets.  I hope her sentence is the maximum allowed by law.  A message needs to be sent to these guys.  Shape up or ship out.  Get in line with standard practices in the rehab field or fold up.  Im fucking disgusted by the loss of life at AH and GA.  It just doesnt have to happen.

Dont even get me started on the scam in Michigan.

Totally agree about Mary and your sentiments in general.

But whenever you are actually ready to get started on the scam in Michigan, this is the place.  Especially so since (notwithstanding the current absurdities of the state government there) people in Michigan do still have some basic legal rights.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Witnessman on February 17, 2013, 22:18
Mary is an idiot and she deserves what she gets.  I hope her sentence is the maximum allowed by law.  A message needs to be sent to these guys.  Shape up or ship out.  Get in line with standard practices in the rehab field or fold up.  Im fucking disgusted by the loss of life at AH and GA.  It just doesnt have to happen.

Dont even get me started on the scam in Michigan.

Totally agree about Mary and your sentiments in general.

However, whenever you are actually go and ready to get started on the scam in Michigan, this is most definitely the place.  Especially so since (notwithstanding the current absurdities of the state government there) people in Michigan still do have some basic legal rights.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 17, 2013, 22:34
Thanks, Witnessman!
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on February 18, 2013, 18:04
I'm going to toss in some links I ran across that relate to insurance fraud, just to add perspective outside of Narconon and also some background information for lurkers who may not be up to speed on the intricacies of insurance fraud enough to follow the discussion here:

Insurance Fraud and Abuse: A Very Serious Problem (http://quackwatch.org/02ConsumerProtection/insfraud.html") by Stephen Barrett, M.D. of QuackWatch.org

Cracking the Codes (http://www.publicintegrity.org/health/medicare/cracking-codes) - A series of articles focused on how medical billing codes can and are being abused, by the Center for Public Integrity.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on February 18, 2013, 18:07
I think it's showing us who Med Pro bills for!   Combine that phone number with the word "rehab".

Here's what the NPI (National Provider Identifier) is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Provider_Identifier

What phone number ?

954-587-7111

See who me?'s post here, and the few that follow:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12245.msg29359.html#msg29359
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on February 18, 2013, 18:09
Please do start! The more we know, the more effective we are.

Ditto!
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: 10oriocookies on February 18, 2013, 19:24
Please do start! The more we know, the more effective we are.

Ditto!

I started >:D. Just gathering up some info.
Title: What Narconon Int says about insurance
Post by: 10oriocookies on February 22, 2013, 20:51
Those trapped in addiction stand to benefit from increased access to help

Under U.S. health insurance reform U.S. citizens have parity in coverage of medical and behavioral health conditions.  “This is good news for millions of chemical-dependent people,” says Bobby Wiggins the Director of Drug Prevention for Narconon International.
 
There are three significant areas affected by insurance reform. Previously uninsured individuals with addiction as a pre-existing condition are now eligible to be insured. College children are included in their parents’ plans with the increase of the cut off age for coverage raised to 26. Health insurance plans that will become available through State Health Insurance Exchanges in 2014 must include  substance abuse benefits. Further, insurance plans are barred from requiring higher levels of cost sharing or imposing more stringent benefit limitations for substance abuse treatment.
 
The 2011 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS ) Report, released earlier this month, shows that insurance reforms could lead to immediate and significant change in how Americans deal with substance abuse.
 
13,688 substance abuse treatment facilities participated in the N-SSATS survey. Excluding 539 (4%) facilities that provide free substance abuse treatment, 65 percent reported that they can and do accept private health insurance now. “What insurance reform means for Narconon® facilities is that we will be able to reach many more people who need help,” says Wiggins. “Certainly, we will continue our primary efforts to prevent addiction, but substance abuse remains a problem of epidemic proportion. Handling those already addicted is an immediate concern.”
 
Efforts within the rehabilitation field over the last several years to set up to accept health insurance as a means of payment are likely to pay off based on the findings of the survey. Some key findings that show why are presented here.

Facilities that accept private insurance are more likely to use a sliding fee scale (68 vs. 57 percent) which opens treatment to larger numbers. Facilities that accept private health insurance are more likely than those that do not to have agreements or contracts with managed care organizations (67 vs. 20 percent), a finding that is consistent with the fact that managed care is now the predominant type of private insurance.
 
Facilities that accept private health insurance are more likely to accept adolescents into treatment (58 vs. 33 percent). This is a trend that is expected to continue.
 
Facilities in urban areas are less likely than facilities in non-urban areas to accept private health insurance (75% + vs. 50% +). This can be predicted to change. “Ultimately, these trends mean the salvage of a lot more lives,” said Wiggins. “No one benefits when addicts can’t get the help they need.”


The sure payed off in Georgia hey NN Int.  Per is paying off big time I bet.
Title: Re: What Narconon Int says about insurance
Post by: mefree on February 22, 2013, 23:13
Narconon wants insurance $$O$$.

I imagine managed care contracts will be hard to come by without proper credentials.
Title: Re: What Narconon Int says about insurance
Post by: CoolHand on February 22, 2013, 23:25
Look at the 990 forms on Arrowhead.  Their income declined steeply from 2005 til 2008.  They had to figure out a way to bill insurance just to keep the doors open.  At one point they had nearly twice as many staff as they did students (roughly 150 to 80, though most were menial, administrative or promotional staff) and they had to lay off a bunch of "dead weight". 

Then they found MedPro Billing.

It's always been about the money at the top.  Greed.  Program faults aside, the model of having 200+ addicts under one roof for a long-term residential program is begging for disaster.  They cannot be controlled, and other Narconon centers bash Arrowhead on that fact to steal prospective clients from them.  You should see the KR (Knowledge Report) wars over the years between Narconon centers to Narconon Int over who stole who's clients/$.
Title: Re: What Narconon Int says about insurance
Post by: 10oriocookies on February 22, 2013, 23:37
Luke,

Scientology is always expanding...... They never had a bad year.  Heaven forbid they not be able to get themselves out of a mere decline in revenue considering they have the CONDITIONS FORMULAS.  Stats declining a bit, just start promoting or producing, dont worry about where the money comes from to do it.  Just spend that $10k on google adwords.  You will make it back!

In all seriousness, I found it quite humorous that they put it on their website and are having guys like Per and Mary just milk insurance compaines for everything they possibly can.  Its like, "oh, he breathed 17 quarts of air while in WD, we can bill for oxygen tanks and breathing apparatus.  He needed help breathing so we can bill for out-patient breathing instruction from a local expert in the field, aka Dr Wootan."  BARF.  Im very anxious to hear back from CARF.  Hopefully we dont have to keep this up much longer.


 
Title: Re: What Narconon Int says about insurance
Post by: mefree on February 22, 2013, 23:52
Program faults aside, the model of having 200+ addicts under one roof for a long-term residential program is begging for disaster.

Ain't that the truth!
Title: Narconon Billing (from Re: CCDC - Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and National Association o
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 23, 2013, 08:29
I remember hearing about this.  It was big news.  Eastern college will be happy to find out about the way in which 99.999999999% of their staff received CCDC, DBAE and CADC certifications.  I doubt they will support this any longer.

Wow!!

BTW, take a look at this page, and especially the names on the side bar from the same address. None of these people noted as counselors, except Vicki, are licensed in OK
http://www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/Coding/National_Provider_Identifier/Codes/NPI_1730339771.aspx
 

 1952611261 — MRS. VICKI MAE FLUCARD SMITH LADC, CBHCM
Practice Location Address:
HC 67 BOX 5
CANADIAN, OK
74425-9700
Practice Phone: 918-339-5800
Practice Fax:
1952611261 in HTML formatHTML | 1952611261 in PDF (Portable Document Format)PDF | 1952611261 in plain Text formatTXT

1750686440 — MS. CHRISTY L SOUTHERLAND
Practice Location Address:
HC 67 BOX 5
CANADIAN, OK
74425-9700
Practice Phone: 918-339-5800
Practice Fax:
1750686440 in HTML formatHTML | 1750686440 in PDF (Portable Document Format)PDF | 1750686440 in plain Text formatTXT

1982909651 — MRS. VICKI J WATT
Practice Location Address:
HC 67 BOX 5
CANADIAN, OK
74425-9700
Practice Phone: 918-339-5800
Practice Fax: 918-338-5820
1982909651 in HTML formatHTML | 1982909651 in PDF (Portable Document Format)PDF | 1982909651 in plain Text formatTXT

1205131927 — MR. VICTOR R STEWART
Practice Location Address:
HC 67 BOX 5
CANADIAN, OK
74425-9700
Practice Phone: 918-339-5800
Practice Fax:
1205131927 in HTML formatHTML | 1205131927 in PDF (Portable Document Format)PDF | 1205131927 in plain Text formatTXT

1174828305 — MS. PATRICIA MEYER-SEEGMILLER
Practice Location Address:
HC 67 BOX 5
CANADIAN, OK
74425-9700
Practice Phone: 918-339-5800
Practice Fax:
1174828305 in HTML formatHTML | 1174828305 in PDF (Portable Document Format)PDF | 1174828305 in plain Text formatTXT

1063717205 — MITCH SEEGMILLER
Practice Location Address:
HC 67 BOX 5
CANADIAN, OK
74425-9700
Practice Phone: 918-339-5800
Practice Fax:
1063717205 in HTML formatHTML | 1063717205 in PDF (Portable Document Format)PDF | 1063717205 in plain Text formatTXT
Title: Re: Narconon Billing (from Re: CCDC - Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and National Association o
Post by: 10oriocookies on February 23, 2013, 08:41
So this must be how they are getting away with billing insurance companies.  They have a bunch of their staff register and get separate provider numbers.  I know Christy Southerland, she's a nice person, but she's no provider.

Look at what it says about Arrowhead:

"Substance Abuse Disorder Rehabilitation Facility"

I dont think this is what their OK state license is allowing them to do.  They dont diagnose disorders.  The people at the facility that are licensed in OK dont even do anything with students.  Vicky handles external cupcake sales and things like that.  The other two work in Div 6 recruiting people.  WTF is this?
Title: Re: Narconon Billing (from Re: CCDC - Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and National Association o
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 23, 2013, 08:59
NPI Number 1790057057 is assigned to an organization registered under the healthcare provider name NARCONON OF OKLAHOMA, INC. .
The provider is doing business as ARROWHEAD MEDICAL DETOX .
4    Provider Organization Name Legal Business Name    NARCONON OF OKLAHOMA, INC.
5    Provider Other Organization Name    ARROWHEAD MEDICAL DETOX

15    Authorized Official Last Name    SMITH
16    Authorized Official First Name    GARY
17    Authorized Official Title or Position    CEO
18    Authorized Official Telephone Number    9183395800
http://healthprovidersdata.com/hipaa/codes/NPI_1790057057.aspx
Title: Re: Narconon Billing (from Re: CCDC - Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and National Association o
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 23, 2013, 09:04
 NPI  1790057057
NARCONON OF OKLAHOMA, INC. 3 ARROWHEAD MEDICAL DETOX SMITH GARY

Everything you always wanted to know about NARCONON OF OKLAHOMA, INC. 3 ARROWHEAD MEDICAL DETOX SMITH GARY using NPI 1790057057 but were afraid to ask.


Other NPI Records that share a phone number

( some seem to be duplicates)
NPI    Name    Address    State    City    Phone number types that match
1063717205    SEEGMILLER, MITCH
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1104191683    SWEATT, KAREN
Individual    69 ARROWHEAD LOOP    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1114222015    FONTENOT, MARCUS
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1174828156    THOMPSON, TERRENCE
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1174828305    MEYER-SEEGMILLER, PATRICIA
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1205131927    STEWART, VICTOR
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1235497785    WALLIS, AARON
Individual    69 ARROWHEAD LOOP    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1285939298    MAGEE, MICHAEL
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1326343260    FONTENOT, REBECCA
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1336444306    PATENAUDE, RONALD
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1366724924    WALLIN, LEE
Individual    69 ARROWHEAD LOOP    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1467759134    LANDERS, ANTHONY
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1629330121    SCOTT, JUSTIN
Individual    69 ARROWHEAD LOOP    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1750686440    SOUTHERLAND, CHRISTY
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1760787725    SHIELDS, RYAN
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1831451715    PRUETT, DANNASUE
Individual    69 ARROWHEAD LOOP    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1912202870    PRINCE, ALEX
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1932404092    RUSSELL, ADAM
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1942575824    WILCOX, CHRISTOPHER
Individual    69 ARROWHEAD LOOP    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1952611261    FLUCARD SMITH, VICKI
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
1982909651    WATT, VICKI
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
Other NPI Records that share an address
NPI    Name    Address    State    City    Address types that match
1104191683    SWEATT, KAREN
Individual    69 ARROWHEAD LOOP    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Mailing Address
1235497785    WALLIS, AARON
Individual    69 ARROWHEAD LOOP    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Mailing Address
1366724924    WALLIN, LEE
Individual    69 ARROWHEAD LOOP    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Mailing Address
1629330121    SCOTT, JUSTIN
Individual    69 ARROWHEAD LOOP    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Mailing Address
1831451715    PRUETT, DANNASUE
Individual    69 ARROWHEAD LOOP    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Mailing Address
1942575824    WILCOX, CHRISTOPHER
Individual    69 ARROWHEAD LOOP    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Mailing Address

http://docnpi.com/npi/1790057057/

Title: Re: Narconon Billing (from Re: CCDC - Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and National Association o
Post by: 10oriocookies on February 23, 2013, 09:11
This doesnt seem legal to me.  Im sure we will get another, "AH is in compliance will all standards of insurance billing" line.   Arrowhead Medical Detox?  This is against their state license me thinks.
Title: Re: Narconon Billing (from Re: CCDC - Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and National Association o
Post by: 10oriocookies on February 23, 2013, 09:13
I started a thread about what NN Int says about billing.  Let's post over there.
Title: Re: Narconon Billing (from Re: CCDC - Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and National Association o
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 23, 2013, 09:14
This one is even more bizarre. I suspect that the phone number leads to the billing company. Perhaps MedPro? YUP!
Quote
tnID Database Record For 954-587-7771

Caller ID: MED PRO BILLING

Original Telephone Company:
Bellsouth Telecomm Inc Dba Southern Bell Tel & Tel

Original Telephone Company Type:
Regional Bell Operating Company (RBOC)
http://tnid.us/lookup/9545877771/

NPI # 1730339771
NARCONON OF OKLAHOMA, INC 3 NARCONON ARROWHEAD DR. WOOTAN D GERALD

Everything you always wanted to know about NARCONON OF OKLAHOMA, INC 3 NARCONON ARROWHEAD DR. WOOTAN D GERALD using NPI 1730339771 but were afraid to ask.

hone Numbers
Type    Number
Mailing Address Telephone Number    9545877771
Practice Location Address Telephone Number    9545877771
Authorized Official Telephone Number    9545877771
Mailing Address Fax Number    9545878622
Practice Location Address Fax Number    9545878622

 Other NPI Records that share a phone number
NPI    Name    Address    State    City    Phone number types that match
1003125279    REHAB AFTER WORK OF FLORIDA
Organization    5405 OKEECHOBEE BLVD    FL    WEST PALM BEACH    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1013114776    DUAL DIAGNOSIS MANAGEMENT, LLC
Organization    2095 N INDIAN CANYON DR    CA    PALM SPRINGS    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
Phone: Practice Location Address Fax Number

1013162593    FOUNDATIONS RECOVERY NETWORK
Organization    114 SLOAN ST    GA    ROSWELL    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1043450349    REINHARD RECOVERY LLC
Organization    24 CAROLINA MAIN ST    RI    CAROLINA    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1063734432    CORINTHIAN DOCTORS GROUP INC
Organization    130 JFK DR    FL    ATLANTIS    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1073748695    PHYSICIANS MEDICAL ASSOCIATES,
Organization    4905 LANTANA RD    FL    LAKE WORTH    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1154484103    SUNRISE DETOXIFICATION CENTER
Organization    3185 BOUTWELL RD    FL    LAKE WORTH    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
Phone: Practice Location Address Fax Number

1265698880    RECOVERY PHYSICIAN GROUP OF CA
Organization    551 W CORDOVA RD STE 818    NM    SANTA FE    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1275720872    CENTER FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG ST
Organization    321 NORTHLAKE BLVD    FL    N PALM BEACH    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
Phone: Practice Location Address Fax Number

1275799892    RECOVERY PHYSICIAN GROUP OF TE
Organization    3175 LENOX PARK BLVD STE 412    TN    MEMPHIS    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1285951764    REHAB AFTER WORK OF FLORIDA, L
Organization    773 W LUMSDEN RD    FL    BRANDON    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1285952366    LGW BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INC
Organization    1400 E HILLSBORO BLVD STE 200E    FL    DEERFIELD BEACH    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1295031227    THE TAJ MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER
Organization    4905 LANTANA RD    FL    LAKE WORTH    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1306172176    DOCTORS GROUP OF THE PALM BEAC
Organization    631 US HIGHWAY 1    FL    N PALM BEACH    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1316174261    THE RANCH
Organization    6107 PINEWOOD RD    TN    NUNNELLY    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1346560729    NARCONON SPRING HILL, INC
Organization    8213 CESSNA DR    FL    SPRING HILL    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1437399417    NARCONON JOSHUA HILLS
Organization    27805 HOPPER RD    CA    DESERT HOT SPRINGS    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1477882504    A LIFE WORTH LIVING
Organization    1225 REDWOOD ST    CO    FORT COLLINS    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1518127992    ALTA MIRA TREATMENT CENTERS
Organization    125 BULKLEY AVE    CA    SAUSALITO    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1518273382    REHAB AFTER WORK OF FLORIDA
Organization    1250 S TAMIAMI TRL    FL    SARASOTA    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1528121498    UNITED ALTERNATIVES
Organization    882 NE 79TH ST    FL    MIAMI    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
Phone: Practice Location Address Fax Number

1558581223    CENTER FOR RELATIONSHIPS & FAM
Organization    321 NORTHLAKE BLVD    FL    NORTH PALM BEACH    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
Phone: Practice Location Address Fax Number

1619032463    BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OF THE PALM
Organization    631 US HIGHWAY 1    FL    N PALM BEACH    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
Phone: Practice Location Address Fax Number

1669631594    PSYCHIATRIC AND THERAPEUTIC CA
Organization    5340 N FEDERAL HWY    FL    LIGHTHOUSE POINT    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1669691473    TREATMENT SOLUTIONS OF SOUTH F
Organization    735 NE 15TH AVE    FL    FT LAUDERDALE    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1689835910    BRIDGING THE GAPS
Organization    423 W CORK ST    VA    WINCHESTER    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
Phone: Practice Location Address Fax Number

1710189634    PALM PARTNERS, LLC
Organization    705 LINTON BLVD    FL    DELRAY BEACH    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
Phone: Practice Location Address Fax Number

1720316557    ADDICTION SPECIALISTS OF MARGA
Organization    5110 COCONUT CREEK PKWY    FL    MARGATE    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1730374539    PALM BEACH RECOVERY COALITION,
Organization    3923 LAKE WORTH RD    FL    LAKE WORTH    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
Phone: Practice Location Address Fax Number

1750506333    COVE COUNSELING GROUP
Organization    5460 N STATE ROAD 7    FL    FT LAUDERDALE    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number
Phone: Practice Location Address Fax Number

1750612495    BRIDGING THE GAPS
Organization    10640 MAIN ST    VA    FAIRFAX    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1811157886    MILESTONES IN RECOVERY
Organization    2525 EMBASSY DR    FL    HOLLYWOOD    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1821320342    HARRIGAN FOUNDATION
Organization    705 LINTON BLVD    FL    DELRAY BEACH    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1871731356    K3D INDUSTRIES, INC
Organization    1780 NW 52ND AVE    FL    LAUDERHILL    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number

1912145525    THE TREATMENT CENTER OF THE PA
Organization    4905 LANTANA RD    FL    LAKE WORTH    Phone: Authorized Official Telephone Number


Other NPI Records that share an address
NPI    Name    Address    State    City    Address types that match
1063717205    SEEGMILLER, MITCH
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
1114222015    FONTENOT, MARCUS
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
1174828156    THOMPSON, TERRENCE
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
1174828305    MEYER-SEEGMILLER, PATRICIA
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
1205131927    STEWART, VICTOR
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
1285939298    MAGEE, MICHAEL
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
1326343260    FONTENOT, REBECCA
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
1336444306    PATENAUDE, RONALD
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
1467759134    LANDERS, ANTHONY
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
1508154618    SHUMAN, KAREN
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
1619272671    BADOLATO, MEGAN
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
1750686440    SOUTHERLAND, CHRISTY
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
1760787725    SHIELDS, RYAN
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
1912202870    PRINCE, ALEX
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
1932404092    RUSSELL, ADAM
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
1952611261    FLUCARD SMITH, VICKI
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
1982909651    WATT, VICKI
Individual    HC 67 BOX 5    OK    CANADIAN    Address: Practice Location Address
http://docnpi.com/npi/1730339771/
Title: Re: What Narconon Int says about insurance
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 23, 2013, 09:22
 NPI numbers. Why would Hawaii need one when they are not a licensed facility, only educational?

NPI       Last Name/Entity   Prefix   First & Middle   State   Zip   More
1477882504     Narconon Co                     CO     80524       details… 
1609043447     Narconon Florida, Inc                     FL     33765       details… 
1790920809     Narconon Freedom Center, Inc.                     MI     49224       details… 
1336223296     Narconon Fresh Start                     CA     92649       details… 
1902030612     Narconon Gulf Coast, Inc.                     FL     32541       details… 
1598902744     Narconon Hawaii                     HI     76707       details… 
1437399417     Narconon Joshua Hills                     CA     92241       details… 
1326358524     Narconon Louisiana New Life Retreat                     LA     70706       details… 
1972760130     Narconon Of Georgia                     GA     30092       details… 
1932257383     Narconon Of Northern California                     CA     95076       details… 
1730339771     Narconon Of Oklahoma, Inc                     OK     74425       details… 
1790057057     Narconon Of Oklahoma, Inc.                     OK     74501       details… 
1346560729     Narconon Spring Hill, Inc                     FL     34606       details… 

http://www.npinumberlookup.org/getResults.php
Title: Re: What Narconon Int says about insurance
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 23, 2013, 09:25
For another project:
NARCONON HAWAII
YES    324500000X - SUBSTANCE ABUSE REHABILITATION FACILITY
https://npiregistry.cms.hhs.gov/NPPESRegistry/DisplayProviderDetails.do?searchNpi=&city=&firstName=&orgName=na*&searchType=org&state=HI&npi=1598902744&orgDba=&lastName=&zip=
Title: Re: What Narconon Int says about insurance
Post by: mefree on February 23, 2013, 09:26
For another project:
NARCONON HAWAII
YES    324500000X - SUBSTANCE ABUSE REHABILITATION FACILITY
https://npiregistry.cms.hhs.gov/NPPESRegistry/DisplayProviderDetails.do?searchNpi=&city=&firstName=&orgName=na*&searchType=org&state=HI&npi=1598902744&orgDba=&lastName=&zip=

I was just going to say, in preparation for Narconon Hawaii, lol. You beat me to it.
Title: Re: What Narconon Int says about insurance
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 23, 2013, 09:27
For another project:
NARCONON HAWAII
YES    324500000X - SUBSTANCE ABUSE REHABILITATION FACILITY
https://npiregistry.cms.hhs.gov/NPPESRegistry/DisplayProviderDetails.do?searchNpi=&city=&firstName=&orgName=na*&searchType=org&state=HI&npi=1598902744&orgDba=&lastName=&zip=

I was just going to say, in preparation for Narconon Hawaii, lol. You beat me to it.

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Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 23, 2013, 09:33
Bingo! Search the registry by NPI number
https://npiregistry.cms.hhs.gov/NPPESRegistry/NPIRegistryHome.do

Narconon of Georgia NPI 1972760130
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The information for the Organization you selected is displayed. The NPI Registry data was last updated on 02/22/2013.

NOTE: Some health care providers reported SSN or IRS ITIN information in sections of the NPI application that contain information that is required to be disclosed under FOIA. For example, an incorporated individual may have reported an SSN as the EIN of the corporation. To protect the privacy of this individual, we have temporarily suppressed the EIN, and we have made every attempt to locate and remove SSN and IRS ITIN information from being displayed in any of the other information provided below.
          
Organization Information:         
     Organization Name (LBN):    NARCONON OF GEORGIA
      
     EIN:    <temporarily suppressed>
     Organization Subpart:    NO
          
Authorized Official Information:         
     Name:    MARY RIESER CCDC
     Title/Position:    DIRECTOR
     Phone Number:    8774133073
          
NPI Information:         
     NPI:    1972760130
     Entity Type:    2-ORGANIZATION
     Enumeration Date:    05/16/2008
     Last Update Date:    07/06/2010
     Replacement NPI:    
     Deactivation Date:    
     Reactivation Date:    
          
Provider Business Mailing Address:         
     Address:    5688 PEACHTREE PKWY SUITE B1
NORCROSS, GA 30092-2848
     Phone Number:    7703790208
     Fax Number:    7703959431
          
Provider Business Practice Location Address:         
     Address:    5688 PEACHTREE PKWY SUITE B1
NORCROSS, GA 30092-2848
     Phone Number:    7703790208
     Fax Number:    7703959431
          
Organization Taxonomy:         
     
Primary Taxonomy    Selected Taxonomy    State    License Number
NO    193400000X Single Specialty Group
207P00000X - EMERGENCY MEDICINE    GA    050724

YES    261QR0405X - CLINIC/CENTER - REHABILITATION, SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER    GA    050724
          
Other Provider Identifier:         
     
Issuer    Number    State    Issuer
MEDICAID    0006160631    GA    


https://npiregistry.cms.hhs.gov/NPPESRegistry/NPIRegistryPaginateSearch.do
Title: Re: What Narconon Int says about insurance
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 23, 2013, 09:34
I also posted this in the Narconon Insurance Fraud thread but it's worth doing a search on all the NN's at the below Federal registry

Bingo! Search the registry by NPI number
https://npiregistry.cms.hhs.gov/NPPESRegistry/NPIRegistrySearch.do?subAction=reset&searchType=org

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The information for the Organization you selected is displayed. The NPI Registry data was last updated on 02/22/2013.

NOTE: Some health care providers reported SSN or IRS ITIN information in sections of the NPI application that contain information that is required to be disclosed under FOIA. For example, an incorporated individual may have reported an SSN as the EIN of the corporation. To protect the privacy of this individual, we have temporarily suppressed the EIN, and we have made every attempt to locate and remove SSN and IRS ITIN information from being displayed in any of the other information provided below.
          
Organization Information:         
     Organization Name (LBN):    NARCONON OF GEORGIA
      
     EIN:    <temporarily suppressed>
     Organization Subpart:    NO
          
Authorized Official Information:         
     Name:    MARY RIESER CCDC
     Title/Position:    DIRECTOR
     Phone Number:    8774133073
          
NPI Information:         
     NPI:    1972760130
     Entity Type:    2-ORGANIZATION
     Enumeration Date:    05/16/2008
     Last Update Date:    07/06/2010
     Replacement NPI:    
     Deactivation Date:    
     Reactivation Date:    
          
Provider Business Mailing Address:         
     Address:    5688 PEACHTREE PKWY SUITE B1
NORCROSS, GA 30092-2848
     Phone Number:    7703790208
     Fax Number:    7703959431
          
Provider Business Practice Location Address:         
     Address:    5688 PEACHTREE PKWY SUITE B1
NORCROSS, GA 30092-2848
     Phone Number:    7703790208
     Fax Number:    7703959431
          
Organization Taxonomy:         
     
Primary Taxonomy    Selected Taxonomy    State    License Number
NO    193400000X Single Specialty Group
207P00000X - EMERGENCY MEDICINE    GA    050724

YES    261QR0405X - CLINIC/CENTER - REHABILITATION, SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER    GA    050724
          
Other Provider Identifier:         
     
Issuer    Number    State    Issuer
MEDICAID    0006160631    GA    


Best link
https://npiregistry.cms.hhs.gov/NPPESRegistry/NPIRegistrySearch.do?subAction=reset&searchType=org
Title: Re: What Narconon Int says about insurance
Post by: CoolHand on February 23, 2013, 09:42
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I was just going to say, in preparation for Narconon Hawaii, lol. You beat me to it.

Narconon Hawaii did actually deliver outpatient services to a handful of people back around 2009, I believe.  They had a building they were renovating that they sub-leased to a private school that was formerly owned by the military or Dept. of Hawaiian Homeland or something.  Then they were looking at a facility on a property owned by Catholic nuns (a la APS INT Spanish Lake).

Narconon Northern California=Vista Bay=Redwood Cliffs Rehab has been subsidizing Hawaii after Narconon Southern California=Fesh Start stopped doing so.  There was (and probably still is) the intention to put an inpatient facility in Hawaii.
Title: Re: What Narconon Int says about insurance
Post by: mefree on February 23, 2013, 09:43
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Organization Taxonomy:         
     
Primary Taxonomy    Selected Taxonomy    State    License Number
NO    193400000X Single Specialty Group
207P00000X - EMERGENCY MEDICINE    GA    050724

YES    261QR0405X - CLINIC/CENTER - REHABILITATION, SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER    GA    050724
         
Other Provider Identifier:         
     
Issuer    Number    State    Issuer
MEDICAID    0006160631    GA     

That is extremely weird. I wonder if they were able to obtain this due to their affiliation with Dr. Locarnini who is an emergency med physician? Shady...

That Medicaid number may actually belong to Lisa Robbins.
http://www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/Coding/National_Provider_Identifier/Codes/NPI_1376629451.pdf
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: 10oriocookies on February 23, 2013, 09:50
Emergency Medicine?  Oh really. 

"Hello investigator.  This is the Narconon Ethics Bypass Committee.  We have a nice little tidbit for you."

Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on February 23, 2013, 10:03
Oops. We have this topic in two threads.

That is extremely weird. I wonder if they were able to obtain this due to their affiliation with Dr. Locarnini who is an emergency med physician? Shady...

That Medicaid number may actually belong to Lisa Robbins.
http://www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/Coding/National_Provider_Identifier/Codes/NPI_1376629451.pdf
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 23, 2013, 10:10
Oops. We have this topic in two threads.

That is extremely weird. I wonder if they were able to obtain this due to their affiliation with Dr. Locarnini who is an emergency med physician? Shady...

That Medicaid number may actually belong to Lisa Robbins.
http://www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/Coding/National_Provider_Identifier/Codes/NPI_1376629451.pdf

INteresting.

Which other thread? I am confused (:E(
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 23, 2013, 10:15
Here is NNGA with more details
http://www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/Coding/National_Provider_Identifier/Codes/NPI_1972760130.aspx
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: 10oriocookies on February 23, 2013, 10:18
I think we should keep the GA and OK ones separate as there is a lot of info.  very confusing. ooo:/
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on February 23, 2013, 10:28
At any rate, Ralph Hudgens may be interested in the fact that Narconon of GA has a medicaid number, if he doesn't know this already.

Georgia also has a Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
http://law.ga.gov/medicaid-fraud-control-unit
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 23, 2013, 10:33
I think we should keep the GA and OK ones separate as there is a lot of info.  very confusing. ooo:/

There are multiple state investigations on the insurance fraud issue. I posted here because this thread started out about Narconon of Georgia and Insurance fraud investigation. Maybe ethercat can make a subsection for each state where one or more facility is being investigated.

I know of 3 :GA, OK, MI
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: 10oriocookies on February 23, 2013, 10:36
Good point, the more info out the better. 
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on February 23, 2013, 10:50
I think we should keep the GA and OK ones separate as there is a lot of info.  very confusing. ooo:/

There are multiple state investigations on the insurance fraud issue. I posted here because this thread started out about Narconon of Georgia and Insurance fraud investigation. Maybe ethercat can make a subsection for each state where one or more facility is being investigated.

I know of 3 :GA, OK, MI

I understand the purpose of keeping running threads on the different Narconons, but for general topics common to all of them, it might helpful to keep all of the information together in the Narconon section by topic? I'll defer to ethercat on this.

By the way, these are the two threads that I was commenting on:

http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12245.msg29768/topicseen.html#new

http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12287.msg29754/topicseen.html#new
Title: Re: What Narconon Int says about insurance
Post by: BigBeard on February 23, 2013, 11:28
Why is Joshua Hills listed when the California Business Entity search is showing their status as "Suspended"?

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C2843726   09/27/2006   SUSPENDED   NARCONON JOSHUA HILLS   TIFFANY PHARMER

Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on February 25, 2013, 20:51
A bunch of posts merged since they're all about Narconon Insurance Billing.

          :cleanuponaisle4:
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on February 25, 2013, 20:54
So, I decided to google the phone number (954-587-7111) for MedPro (with and without "HIPAA" as another key word) and got 18 businesses and several have the NPI information (why I include the "HIPAA" keyword). So why would so many separate entities have the same phone number (and there are shared fax numbers between some of these)?.

Great discovery, who me? !   ;D
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on February 25, 2013, 20:57
A bunch of posts merged since they're all about Narconon Insurance Billing.

          :cleanuponaisle4:

 O^^:O
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on February 25, 2013, 20:58
I know I'm quoting myself, but I didn't want this to get lost in the shuffle.  Important stuff bolded below - heck, it's all important, read it all, I'm removing the bold.

The NPI numbers are actually provided by a government agency and pulled into hipaaspace.com from there.

https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/NPPES/StaticForward.do?forward=static.instructions
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Penalties for Falsifying Information on the NPI Application / Update Form:
18 U.S.C. 1001 authorizes criminal penalties against an individual who in any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States knowingly or willfully falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme or device a material fact, or makes any false, fictitious or fraudulent statements or representations, or makes any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or entry. Individual offenders are subject to fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment for up to five years. Offenders that are organizations are subject to fines of up to $500,000. 18 U.S.C. 3571(d) also authorizes fines of up to twice the gross gain derived by the offender if it is greater than the amount specifically authorized by the sentencing statute.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 25, 2013, 21:03
A bunch of posts merged since they're all about Narconon Insurance Billing.

          :cleanuponaisle4:

Thank you, ethercat! 
 *S*(*oo
Title: Re: What Narconon Int says about insurance
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 25, 2013, 21:20
Why is Joshua Hills listed when the California Business Entity search is showing their status as "Suspended"?

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C2843726   09/27/2006   SUSPENDED   NARCONON JOSHUA HILLS   TIFFANY PHARMER

I entered Narconon Joshua Hills NPI number into this federal database.
https://npiregistry.cms.hhs.gov/NPPESRegistry/DisplayProviderDetails.do?searchNpi=&city=&firstName=&orgName=na

It is last updated 2009. They are last registered with California licensing through the end of their license sometime in 2010 but stopped doing business in 2009. I know this because of complaints I received and refund requests that occurred back then. There were serious problems at that facility and would have been forced to close. They just let the license lapse, stopped operating. So this info is what CMS last received:

The information for the Organization you selected is displayed. The NPI Registry data was last updated on 02/24/2013.


NOTE: Some health care providers reported SSN or IRS ITIN information in sections of the NPI application that contain information that is required to be disclosed under FOIA. For example, an incorporated individual may have reported an SSN as the EIN of the corporation. To protect the privacy of this individual, we have temporarily suppressed the EIN, and we have made every attempt to locate and remove SSN and IRS ITIN information from being displayed in any of the other information provided below.
          
Organization Information:         
     Organization Name (LBN):    NARCONON JOSHUA HILLS
   Doing Business As(DBA):    NARCONON PALM SPRINGS
     EIN:    <temporarily suppressed>
     Organization Subpart:    NO
          
Authorized Official Information:         
     Name:    TIFFANY PHARMER
     Title/Position:    PRESIDENT
     Phone Number:    9545877771
          
NPI Information:         
     NPI:    1437399417
     Entity Type:    2-ORGANIZATION
     Enumeration Date:    03/03/2009
     Last Update Date:    03/03/2009
     Replacement NPI:    
     Deactivation Date:    
     Reactivation Date:    
          
Provider Business Mailing Address:         
     Address:    39 GIBRALTAR DR
PALM DESERT, CA 92211-8900
     Phone Number:    9545877771
     Fax Number:    9542522346
          
Provider Business Practice Location Address:         
     Address:    27805 HOPPER RD
DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92241-5111
     Phone Number:    9545877771
     Fax Number:    9542522346
          
Organization Taxonomy:         
     
Primary Taxonomy    Selected Taxonomy    State    License Number
YES    324500000X - SUBSTANCE ABUSE REHABILITATION FACILITY    CA    330085AN

Here is where I'm getting the NPI numbers:

NPI numbers. Why would Hawaii need one when they are not a licensed facility, only educational?

NPI       Last Name/Entity   Prefix   First & Middle   State   Zip   More
1477882504     Narconon Co                     CO     80524       details…
1609043447     Narconon Florida, Inc                     FL     33765       details…
1790920809     Narconon Freedom Center, Inc.                     MI     49224       details…
1336223296     Narconon Fresh Start                     CA     92649       details…
1902030612     Narconon Gulf Coast, Inc.                     FL     32541       details…
1598902744     Narconon Hawaii                     HI     76707       details…
1437399417     Narconon Joshua Hills                     CA     92241       details…
1326358524     Narconon Louisiana New Life Retreat                     LA     70706       details…
1972760130     Narconon Of Georgia                     GA     30092       details…
1932257383     Narconon Of Northern California                     CA     95076       details…
1730339771     Narconon Of Oklahoma, Inc                     OK     74425       details…
1790057057     Narconon Of Oklahoma, Inc.                     OK     74501       details…
1346560729     Narconon Spring Hill, Inc                     FL     34606       details…

http://www.npinumberlookup.org/getResults.php

Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: SocialTransparency on February 25, 2013, 21:33
At any rate, Ralph Hudgens may be interested in the fact that Narconon of GA has a medicaid number, if he doesn't know this already.

Georgia also has a Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
http://law.ga.gov/medicaid-fraud-control-unit

 OO_OO N of G accepts or can accept or gets Medicaid????
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on February 25, 2013, 21:58
At any rate, Ralph Hudgens may be interested in the fact that Narconon of GA has a medicaid number, if he doesn't know this already.

Georgia also has a Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
http://law.ga.gov/medicaid-fraud-control-unit

 OO_OO N of G accepts or can accept or gets Medicaid????

ST - The Medicaid number may belong to Lisa Robbins, MD. However, the number was found posted on some websites with NNGA-specific info. I'm not sure what this means. It could have been pulled from aggregate data by business directory websites - like Manta, or it may be that NNGA has been using the Medicaid number.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 25, 2013, 22:49
At any rate, Ralph Hudgens may be interested in the fact that Narconon of GA has a medicaid number, if he doesn't know this already.

Georgia also has a Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
http://law.ga.gov/medicaid-fraud-control-unit

 OO_OO N of G accepts or can accept or gets Medicaid????

ST - The Medicaid number may belong to Lisa Robbins, MD. However, the number was found posted on some websites with NNGA-specific info. I'm not sure what this means. It could have been pulled from aggregate data by business directory websites - like Manta, or it may be that NNGA has been using the Medicaid number.

Lisa Robbins has a Medicaid number ( #0006160631 ). Last updated in 2007 with CMS. Her NPI: 1376629451. Her Medicaid # matches Narconon of Georgia.
   
https://npiregistry.cms.hhs.gov/NPPESRegistry/NPIRegistryHome.do

http://www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/Coding/National_Provider_Identifier/Codes/NPI_1376629451.aspx

General Information
NPI Number    :    1376629451
Entity Type Code    :    Individual
Provider Name (Legal Business Name)    :    DR. LISA CAROLINA ROBBINS M.D.
      
Provider Business Mailing Address       
First Line    :    350 GLEN COVE DR
Second Line    :    
City    :    AVONDALE ESTATES
State    :    GA
Zip    :    30002-1161
Country    :    US
Telephone Number    :    678-570-8567
Fax Number    :    404-292-0760
      
Provider Business Practice Location Address       
First Line    :    1324 ROCKBRIDGE RD
Second Line    :    
City    :    STONE MOUNTAIN
State    :    GA
Zip    :    30087-3138
Country    :    US
Telephone Number    :    770-564-1399
Fax Number    :    770-564-1231
      
Authorized Official       
Title or Position    :    
Name    :    
Credential    :    
Telephone Number    :    
      
Provider Enumeration Date    :    10/31/2006
Last Update Date    :    07/08/2007
Detailed Information
NPI Number 1376629451 has the “Individual” type of ownership and has been registered to the following primary business legal name (which is a provider name or healthcare organization name) — DR. LISA CAROLINA ROBBINS M.D..
Records indicate that the provider gender is “Female”.
The enumeration date of this NPI Number is 10/31/2006.
NPI Numer information was last updated at 07/08/2007.

The provider is physically located (Business Practice Location) at:

    1324 ROCKBRIDGE RD
    STONE MOUNTAIN , GA
    30087-3138
    US

The provider can be reached at his practice location using the following numbers:

    Phone 770-564-1399
    Fax 770-564-1231

The provider's official mailing address is:

    350 GLEN COVE DR
    AVONDALE ESTATES , GA
    30002-1161
    US

The contact numbers associated with the mailing address are:

    Phone 678-570-8567
    Fax 404-292-0760

The authorized official registered with the “1376629451” NPI Number is .

The authorized official title (position) is .

You can reach the authorized official at the following phone number .
Scope of Practice

The following information about the speciality of the provider is available:
#    Taxonomy Code    Taxonomy    License Number    License Number State
1   207R00000X   Internal Medicine   038346   GA
Legacy Identifiers

For crosswalk purposes, the following legacy (non-NPI) identifiers are available for this provider:
#    Other Provider Identifier    Other Provider Identifier Type    Other Provider Identifier State    Other Provider Identifier Issuer
1   F87769   MEDICARE UPIN   GA   
2   0006160631   MEDICAID   GA   
3   11BDTCF   MEDICARE ID-TYPE UNSPECIFIED   GA


CMS info
NOTE: Some health care providers reported their SSNs or IRS ITINs in sections of the NPI application that contain information that is required to be disclosed under FOIA. For example, a provider may have reported an SSN or an IRS ITIN as an "Other Provider Identification Number" or as a "License Number". To protect the privacy of these individuals, we have made every attempt to locate and remove those SSNs and IRS ITINs from being displayed in the information provided below.
          
Provider Information:         
     Name:    DR. LISA CAROLINA ROBBINS M.D.
      
     Gender:    FEMALE
     Sole Proprietor:    YES
          
NPI Information:         
     NPI:    1376629451
     Entity Type:    1-INDIVIDUAL
     Enumeration Date:    10/31/2006
     Last Update Date:    07/08/2007
     Replacement NPI:    
     Deactivation Date:    
     Reactivation Date:    
          
Provider Business Mailing Address:         
     Address:    350 GLEN COVE DR
AVONDALE ESTATES, GA 30002-1161
     Phone Number:    6785708567
     Fax Number:    4042920760
          
Provider Business Practice Location Address:         
     Address:    1324 ROCKBRIDGE RD
STONE MOUNTAIN, GA 30087-3138
     Phone Number:    7705641399
     Fax Number:    7705641231
          
Provider Taxonomy:         
     
Primary Taxonomy    Selected Taxonomy    State    License Number
YES    207R00000X - INTERNAL MEDICINE    GA    038346
          
Other Provider Identifier:         
     
Issuer    Number    State    Issuer
MEDICARE UPIN    F87769    GA    
MEDICAID    0006160631    GA    
MEDICARE ID-TYPE UNSPECIFIED    11BDTCF    GA    
_______________

Medicaid matches Narconon of GA

Narconon of Georgia NPI 1972760130
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    The information for the Organization you selected is displayed. The NPI Registry data was last updated on 02/22/2013.

    NOTE: Some health care providers reported SSN or IRS ITIN information in sections of the NPI application that contain information that is required to be disclosed under FOIA. For example, an incorporated individual may have reported an SSN as the EIN of the corporation. To protect the privacy of this individual, we have temporarily suppressed the EIN, and we have made every attempt to locate and remove SSN and IRS ITIN information from being displayed in any of the other information provided below.
             
    Organization Information:         
         Organization Name (LBN):    NARCONON OF GEORGIA
         
         EIN:    <temporarily suppressed>
         Organization Subpart:    NO
             
    Authorized Official Information:         
         Name:    MARY RIESER CCDC
         Title/Position:    DIRECTOR
         Phone Number:    8774133073
             
    NPI Information:         
         NPI:    1972760130
         Entity Type:    2-ORGANIZATION
         Enumeration Date:    05/16/2008
         Last Update Date:    07/06/2010
         Replacement NPI:   
         Deactivation Date:   
         Reactivation Date:   
             
    Provider Business Mailing Address:         
         Address:    5688 PEACHTREE PKWY SUITE B1
    NORCROSS, GA 30092-2848
         Phone Number:    7703790208
         Fax Number:    7703959431
             
    Provider Business Practice Location Address:         
         Address:    5688 PEACHTREE PKWY SUITE B1
    NORCROSS, GA 30092-2848
         Phone Number:    7703790208
         Fax Number:    7703959431
             
    Organization Taxonomy:         
         
    Primary Taxonomy    Selected Taxonomy    State    License Number
    NO    193400000X Single Specialty Group
    207P00000X - EMERGENCY MEDICINE    GA    050724

    YES    261QR0405X - CLINIC/CENTER - REHABILITATION, SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER    GA    050724
             
    Other Provider Identifier:         
         
    Issuer    Number    State    Issuer
    MEDICAID    0006160631    GA   
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 25, 2013, 22:57
I notified Jeff Harris and David Bills, the attorneys helping victims in the  insurance fraud matter
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: SocialTransparency on February 25, 2013, 23:05

So theoritically Narconon of Georgia could have or had the ability to bill state Medicaid for services rendered? How would that work? Is this even legal?
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 25, 2013, 23:22

So theoritically Narconon of Georgia could have or had the ability to bill state Medicaid for services rendered? How would that work? Is this even legal?

Having the number means that they applied to be able to service patients in the program by using Dr Robbins' number. That doesn't mean Dr. Robbins' ever knew it was being used by NNGA to apply as a Medicaid provider, if in fact that was her number first, and NNGA used it to get theirs. Dr Robbins' may not even know she is listed as being a Medicaid provider. That number may be one Mary applied for on NNGA's application and it transferred to Robbins' account because she was on the application as medical director.

It also does not mean that they actually took patients with Medicaid as a Medicaid provider. It means they had the capability of accepting patients with medicaid based upon whatever Mary Rieser put in NNGA's application to become a provider, including a physician who was listed as the medicaid provider of record. We just don't know yet.

Getting a copy Narconon of Georgia's application to become a provider via FOIA, and informing Medicaid of their fraud in the Morton case would start an investigation to see if any monies were ever paid out to NNGA for services. Then they would check with patients to see if they indeed ever did a service with NNGA.

Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: BigBeard on February 26, 2013, 06:53
Sounds like the possibility of Medicaid fraud needs to be added to the pile of potentially multistate issues that need looking at.

Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 16, 2013, 09:07
edited for clarity:

I thought I already posted this but seems not upon search of the forum. Thought you'd like to know about  Melissa Palm (Gray) Zachariasz (Maiden name Gray), who founded, owns and runs MedPro Billing.

She was arrested on Nov 25, 2011 for Possession Controlled Substance W/o Prescription and her case is still ongoing. Been following the case but now Broward Co FL is no longer listing hearing dates and outcomes as before unless one pays. Once I see it's been disposed of, I will pay and find out what the result was.  Below is info previously researched and collected.  Some docket links may not be up to date

(http://images.lookwhogotbusted.com/images/fort-lauderdale-fl/251101121.jpg)

Her page on Who's Arrested:
http://www.whosarrested.com/florida/broward-county/fort-lauderdale/bso/882334-melissa-zachariasz

Meet MedPro Billing's Melissa Zachariasz:

Name/Aliases     Has lived in     Has worked at     Has studied at     Related to     DOB     Phone     Address
Melissa P Gray
Melissa Gray Zachariasz
    Miami, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pompano Beach, FL
Davie, FL     
Associated with:
MedPro Billing
Ryszard Zachariasz
Richard Zachariasz
Laura Gray

Stuff connecting Melissa to MedPro Billing

Melissa Zachariasz & the Medpro presentation of their new Flex EMR (Electronic Medical Records) cloud-based service offering.
http://www.slideshare.net/medpro/melissa-zachariasz-medpros-new-offerings
http://melissazachariasz.com/
http://melissazachariasz.net/

Melissa Zachariasz LinkedIN
President at Med Pro Billing
    Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area  Mental Health Care
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/melissa-zachariasz/21/976/35a

Melissa Zachariasz
@MelissaZacharia
https://twitter.com/MelissaZacharia

Court records past and present:

Case Search Results
Search Criteria - Party Type: ALL | Last Name: Zachariasz | First Name: Melissa | Case Status: All
http://tinyurl.com/b9stpdk

Link to search Broward Co FL felony, traffic & misdemeanor cases by her names, or anyone's name :

 http://www.clerk-17th-flcourts.org/Clerkwebsite/BCCOC2/OdysseyPA/CaseSearch.aspx?SelectCourt=true&DisplayCitation=yes&DisplayHearing=yes&DisplayType=Criminal&SearchType=

Current case: Possession:
Case Summary
Broward County Case Number: 11019310CF10A    State Reporting Number: 062011CF019310A88810
Court Type: Drug Court    Case Type: Drug Court
Filing Date: 11/26/2011    Case Status: Pending
Court Location: Central Courthouse     Judge ID / Name: Porth - FR, Ari Abraham
Magistrate ID / Name: N/A    BCCN: 0802112

Style: State of Florida Vs. Zachariasz, Melissa
   
Attorneys / BarID
Denotes Lead Attorney
Cash Bond Depositor
    Antonucci, Corinne    Female               
Defendant
    Zachariasz, Melissa    Female    White    08/29/1966    Ross, Alan Shelley   Retained BarID: 220868 State  State of Florida                   

Future Scheduled Hearings  Date  Description   Additional Text

02/22/2013     Calendar Call     Hearing Time: 9:00 AM
Judicial Officer(s): Rothschild - FB, Michael Ian,
Location: Room 4870
    1         OPEN    11/25/2011    893.03(4)(ee)  
Possession Of Lorazepam    01/17/2012    Sunrise PD

Future Scheduled Hearings
Date   Description Additional Text
02/22/2013     Calendar Call     Hearing Time: 9:00 AM
Judicial Officer(s): Lynch - FB, Thomas M, IV,
Location: Room 6900

01/03/2013
     Hearing/Defense Motion to Suppress     Hearing Time: 1:30 PM
Judicial Officer(s): Lynch - FB, Thomas M, IV,
Location: Room 6900

01/03/2013
     Hearing Defense Motion In Limine     Hearing Time: 1:30 PM
Judicial Officer(s): Lynch - FB, Thomas M, IV,
Location: Room 6900
http://www.clerk-17th-flcourts.org/Clerkwebsite/BCCOC2/OdysseyPA/CaseSummary.aspx?CaseID=5766742&hidSearchType=party_case&DisplayCitation=yes&CaseNumber=11019310CF10A&SearchType=

Other cases, all since closed)

Case Summary
Broward County Case Number: 13013006TI30A    State Reporting Number: 062013TR013006A88830
Court Type: Traffic Infractions    Case Type: Traffic Infractions
Filing Date: 02/07/2013    Case Status: Pending
Court Location: West Courthouse     Judge ID / Name: Clerk, Deputy
Magistrate ID / Name: N/A   

Style: State of Florida Vs Zachariasz, Melissa Gray
   
Attorneys / BarID Denotes Lead Attorney
Defendant
    Zachariasz, Melissa Gray    Female    White    08/29/1966     
State    State of Florida                   
Future Scheduled Hearings Date Description
 Additional Text
03/06/2013     Must Comply By   

1    1998WPB    OPEN    02/01/2013    320.0605    Fail To Display Registration         Florida Highway Patrol-Ft Lauderdale

http://www.clerk-17th-flcourts.org/Clerkwebsite/BCCOC2/OdysseyPA/CaseSummary.aspx?CaseID=6480642&hidSearchType=party_case&DisplayCitation=yes&CaseNumber=13013006TI30A&SearchType=

Broward County Case Number: 11040735TI20A    State Reporting Number: 062011TR040735A88820
Court Type: Traffic Infraction Mandatory    Case Type: Traffic Infraction Mandatory
Filing Date: 06/17/2011    Case Status: Disposed
Court Location: North Courthouse     Judge ID / Name: Schweigherdt - HO, Ron
Magistrate ID / Name: N/A   

Style: State of Florida Vs. Zachariasz, Melissa Gray
_______

In 2004, Melissa Zachariasz was charged with dating violence, The accuser was a man who is a registered sex offender / pedophile since 1999. It was filed as domestic violence, which means they were living together at the time of the incident:

Case Summary
Broward County Case Number: FMCE04012321    State Reporting Number: 062004DR012321AXDVCE
Court Type: Civil Division - Domestic Violence Court     
Case Type: Dating Violence
Incident Date: N/A    Filing Date: 06/21/2004
Court Location: Central Courthouse     Case Status: Disposition Entered
Magistrate ID / Name: N/A    Judge ID / Name: 59 Kaplan, Michael G.

Style: Daniel Alejandro Kasckarow Petitioner vs. Melissa Zachariasz Respondent
Family    06/21/2004[/b]   Disposition Entered
   
Attorneys / BarID Denotes Lead Attorney
Petitioner
    Kasckarow, Daniel Alejandro                        Pro Se   
Respondent
    Zachariasz, Melissa   

http://www.clerk-17th-flcourts.org/Clerkwebsite/BCCOC2/OdysseyPA/CaseSummary.aspx?CaseID=1320215&hidSearchType=party_case&DisplayCitation=no&CaseNumber=FMCE04012321&SearchType=



Designation:     Sexual Offender
Name:     DANIEL ALEJANDRO KASCKAROW
Status:     Released - Required to Register
Department of Corrections #:     L21974
Search the Dept of Corrections Website
Date of Birth:     05/30/1979
Race :     White
Sex:     Male
Hair:     Brown
Eyes:     Brown
Height:     6'00"
Weight:     175 lbs
Address     Address Source Information     Map Link
Out of State
BROOKLYN, NY 11235
UNKNOWN COUNTY     Source: Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement
Received: 06/19/2008
Type of Address: Permanent     Address not mappable
Crime Information - Qualifying Offenses
Adjudication Date     Crime Description     Court Case Number     Jurisdiction & State     Adjudication
06/04/1999     LEWD,LASCIVIOUS CHILD U/16; F.S. 800.04 (ACCESSORY)     9806156     BROWARD, FL     Adjudication Withheld
Victim Information
Gender:Female  Minor:Yes

http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/CallImage?imgID=395630
http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/flyer.do?personId=16903               
------------

Melissa Gray married RYSZARD MICHAL ZACHARIASZ married in 1990
She was married at the time she was living with the pedophile DANIEL ALEJANDRO KASCKAROW.

Marriage License System - License Search
Application Number: (Year-Number)
ML-CE-1990-011995      Status:
MARRIED/RECORDED*      Application Date: 12-28-1990
Groom Name: (First Middle Last)
RYSZARD MICHAL ZACHARIASZ    
 
Bride Name: (First Middle Last / Maiden)
MELISSA PALM GRAY    
____________________________

UPDATED:Melissa has recently filed for divorce:
Broward County Case Number: FMCE13001817   State Reporting Number: 062013DR001817AXXXCE
Court Type: Civil Division - Family Court

   Case Type: Diss. of Marriage +
Sub Type: DOM w/Children Pro Se
Incident Date: N/A   Filing Date: 02/11/2013
Court Location: Central Courthouse    Case Status: Pending
Magistrate ID / Name: 93 Boven, Randi Glick   Judge ID / Name: 35 Birken, Arthur M.
 
Style: Melissa Gray Zachariasz Petitioner vs. Ryszard M Zachariasz Respondent
-----------

Melissa and Medpro Billing, more

http://www.medprobill.com

Company Name:     MED PRO BILLING, INC.
Status:     Active     Filing Date:     10/16/1996
Entity Type:     Domestic Profit Corporation     File Number:     P96000085360
Filing State:     Florida (FL)       
Company Age:     16 Years, 2 Months       
Principal Address:   
7200 W. Mcnab Road
Tamarac, FL 33321   
     
    Mailing Address:   
7200 W. Mcnab Road
Tamarac, FL 33321   
     
Registered Agent:   
Oppenheim Roy Desq
2500 Weston Rd Ste 404
Weston, FL 33331   
     
PRESIDENT
Zachariasz Melissa
13331 Sw 39th Street
Davie, FL 33330   
http://www.bizapedia.com/fl/MED-PRO-BILLING-INC.html     
13331 SW. 39th Street, Davie, FL 33330
Owner:
    Melissa G Zachariasz, M Melissa Zachariasz Ryszard (Revocable Trust)
City:
    Davie
Zip:
    33330
County:
    Broward County FL
Region:
    Broward
Neighborhood:
    Davie West
Subdivision:
    Imagination Farms
Street:
    SW 39th Street

Her home:

Yr. Built:
    2001
Builder:
    Pasadena Homes
Sqft (land | living):
    42274 land | 7488 living
Bedrooms:
    N/A
Bathrooms:
    N/A
Property Taxes:
    $6,213.68 (2008)
Stories:
    1

Price     Type     Date     B-Buyer/S-Seller     Agent
$311,706     New Construction     02/25/2000     B: Ryszard M Zachariasz, Melissa Gray Zachariasz     BA: N/A
            S: Pasadena Imagination Farms Inc     SA: N/A
http://southflorida.blockshopper.com/property/504026071700/13331_sw_39th/


Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on March 16, 2013, 09:39
My eyes are having trouble taking in the 9 screenfuls of info posted - do you have a synopsis?

 @u@ooo
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 16, 2013, 12:01
My eyes are having trouble taking in the 9 screenfuls of info posted - do you have a synopsis?

 @u@ooo

I edited the post for clarity.
Essentially, it's info on MedPro's owner, her court cases, current and past, her current drug charges case, past relationship and court case with a registered sex offfender /pedophile, her background info, such as twitter, linkedIN, her property and corp filings info for MedPro.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on March 16, 2013, 19:01
http://vimeo.com/56379944
MedPro really cares!
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 16, 2013, 19:06
She talks about a 200 bed facility they have as a client.  I bet she is talking about Arrowhead.  I wonder how her clinical team twisted the codes to fit NN?  hmmmm.....
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 16, 2013, 19:32
http://vimeo.com/56379944
MedPro really cares!

Could be an incriminating video, lol!
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on March 16, 2013, 19:39
http://vimeo.com/56379944
MedPro really cares!

Could be an incriminating video, lol!

Yeah, I was left with the impression that the details of any case are adjusted to fit the health plan's criteria for approval. 

Melissa seems to have some employee pay disputes, too. This one involves a dispute about overtime and exempt employee status.
Quote
ORDER approving settlement, REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS, recommending that the case be dismissed with prejudice and that the Court retain jurisdiction until March 8, 2013 to enforce the settlement terms.(Objections to R&R due by 2/11/2013). Signed by Magistrate Judge John J. O'Sullivan on 1/24/2013. (mkr)
http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/florida/flsdce/0:2012cv62363/411399/16
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 16, 2013, 19:58
http://vimeo.com/56379944
MedPro really cares!

Could be an incriminating video, lol!

Yeah, I was left with the impression that the details of any case are adjusted to fit the health plan's criteria for approval. 

Melissa seems to have some employee pay disputes, too. This one involves a dispute about overtime and exempt employee status.
Quote
ORDER approving settlement, REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS, recommending that the case be dismissed with prejudice and that the Court retain jurisdiction until March 8, 2013 to enforce the settlement terms.(Objections to R&R due by 2/11/2013). Signed by Magistrate Judge John J. O'Sullivan on 1/24/2013. (mkr)
http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/florida/flsdce/0:2012cv62363/411399/16

Wow. Jamelia needs to update her linkedIn. Apparenstly she was Melissa's personal assistant and also did work tasks related to and for MedPro

Current
Personal Assistant to CEO at MedPro Billing
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jamelia-potter/31/807/940


Jamelia Potter
@VI1988_DIVA

Check out my website at www.jphottopics.com! Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions for new posts...thanks!
Miami, FL · http://jphottopics.com
https://twitter.com/VI1988_DIVA

RESUME

Jamelia S. Potter ( I am not posting her contact detains here )

EXPERIENCE

Melissa Zachariasz (MedPro Billing), Davie, FL October 2010 – October 2011
Administrative Personal Assistant
• Managing projects
• Conducting internet research, writing reports and summaries
• Preparing paperwork for meetings
• Grocery shopped for home weekly
• Prepared kids for school and tutored with homework
• Planned, organized, and managed parties
http://www.jphottopics.com/resume/

I wonder if she had to sign a gag agreement as part of the settlement?
_________________

also, yes, same here.  re: bold above.
I forwarded the video link to interested others :)
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on March 16, 2013, 20:10
Wow! I didn't realize she was Melissa's personal assistant. I bet she has some stories to tell, lol!
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 16, 2013, 20:52
Wow! I didn't realize she was Melissa's personal assistant. I bet she has some stories to tell, lol!

I bet she does, too. If she isn't gagged, lol
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 16, 2013, 21:48
Subpoena!!!
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: snippy on March 17, 2013, 10:52
Melissa is happy here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f73oJGFfeB4

I'm turned around, but anyway, here are two links that refer to the WSB thread that Mary referenced on ESMB:

http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12201.msg28991.html#msg28991

http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12201.msg28995.html#msg28995

Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 17, 2013, 11:35
Melissa is happy here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f73oJGFfeB4

I'm turned around, but anyway, here are two links that refer to the WSB thread that Mary referenced on ESMB:

http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12201.msg28991.html#msg28991

http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12201.msg28995.html#msg28995


 3((: You are too funny!
Thanks for posting the video and links!
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on March 19, 2013, 06:13
I edited the post for clarity.
Essentially, it's info on MedPro's owner, her court cases, current and past, her current drug charges case, past relationship and court case with a registered sex offfender /pedophile, her background info, such as twitter, linkedIN, her property and corp filings info for MedPro.

Thank you!  Much better!

 *S*(*oo
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on April 05, 2013, 00:20
I wonder if she went to Narconon as a condition of her probation?

Broward County Case Number: 11019310CF10A   State Reporting Number: 062011CF019310A88810
Court Type: Drug Court   Case Type: Drug Court
Filing Date: 11/26/2011   Case Status: Disposed - Probation
Court Location: Central Courthouse    Judge ID / Name: Porth - FR, Ari Abraham
Magistrate ID / Name: N/A   BCCN: 0802112
 
Style: State of Florida Vs. Zachariasz, Melissa



11/25/2011       01/17/2012
   893.03(4)(ee)   Possession Of Lorazepam      Sunrise PD

http://www.clerk-17th-flcourts.org/Clerkwebsite/BCCOC2/OdysseyPA/CaseSummary.aspx?CaseID=5766742&hidSearchType=party_case&DisplayCitation=yes&CaseNumber=11019310CF10A&SearchType=
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: SocialTransparency on April 05, 2013, 09:10
I wonder if she went to Narconon as a condition of her probation?

Broward County Case Number: 11019310CF10A   State Reporting Number: 062011CF019310A88810


 Interesting question Mary. Yet after the Patrick Desmond affair,I,d hope the courts in south eastern Florida would see that any facility under the NarCONon umbrella would not serve either the individual or the courts in a positive manner. Then again,I also am aware that many of these courts and the drug court diversion programs that are recommended are not vetted in any real fashion.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on April 05, 2013, 09:40
I wonder if she went to Narconon as a condition of her probation?

Broward County Case Number: 11019310CF10A   State Reporting Number: 062011CF019310A88810


 Interesting question Mary. Yet after the Patrick Desmond affair,I,d hope the courts in south eastern Florida would see that any facility under the NarCONon umbrella would not serve either the individual or the courts in a positive manner. Then again,I also am aware that many of these courts and the drug court diversion programs that are recommended are not vetted in any real fashion.

Narconon would never be recommended by a drug court in FL. Melissa would have had to ask the drug court for permission to pay for and attend any private facility. The facility would send documents like as happened last time, except other Narconons would not have to lie about being a residential rehab when they aren't because Georgia is the only outpatient facillity in the USA. These counties don't always coordinate info in FL. I know of another person who went to Narconon Spring Hill aka Suncoast Rehab center in FL as a condition of probation and it was approved, as long as the state didn't have to pay for it. Now she's working for them and remains on probation for many years, reporting to her PO and such.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on April 21, 2013, 10:45
Unrelated to MedPro, but evidence of previous healthcare fraud involving Fesbachs:
 
Quote
Nine years later, the Justice Department charged Curative Health Services --- where Feshbach then served as chairman --- with Medicare fraud.

That caused the Long Island company's stock to tumble 60 percent, which in turn led to a $10.5 million class-action suit by shareholders.

Although Feshbach dismissed the suit as being "without merit," Curative eventually paid up.
http://www.holysmoke.org/cos/spooky-jessica-rodriguez.htm
http://securities.stanford.edu/news-archive/2002/20020320_Settlement02_PhanBerntein.htm

Quote
The second category involves the submission of expenses by what is known as wound-care centers that were operated at HCA hospitals by another national company, Curative Health Services of St. Louis Park, Minn.

The government contended that Curative reached an agreement with HCA to submit bills to Medicare that included management fees and marketing expenses that were not eligible for reimbursement. Earlier this year, Curative reached its own settlement with the government, agreeing to pay $16.5 million.
https://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/18/business/hca-is-said-to-reach-deal-on-settlement-of-fraud-case.html

Good thread on clambake about Fesbachs: http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?t=29623
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: 10oriocookies on May 07, 2013, 09:30
Its not reimbursement if they are taking 15%.  Its scamontolgy.  Why take 15%?  They are already overcharging and making shit up to milk the insurance companies.  Fortunately they are greedy and this always gets people caught.  Its only a matter of time....

BMF was a fortune teller. 
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on May 07, 2013, 21:29
Its not reimbursement if they are taking 15%.  Its scamontolgy.  Why take 15%?  They are already overcharging and making shit up to milk the insurance companies.  Fortunately they are greedy and this always gets people caught.  Its only a matter of time....

BMF was a fortune teller.
;D
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: 10oriocookies on May 07, 2013, 21:54
I miss BMF ;)
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on May 07, 2013, 21:58
I miss BMF ;)

Me too! He was a real hell-raiser!
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on May 08, 2013, 05:57
BMF could come back, if he wanted to.   ooo:-O

I miss him too.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: 10oriocookies on May 09, 2013, 19:32
http://tonyortega.org/2013/05/09/search-warrant-affidavit-scientologys-atlanta-drug-rehab-billed-3-million-in-insurance-fraud/#more-6715

 ||||o|||| 8:O8P|()
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: wynot on May 09, 2013, 21:22
Wow. I mean, like, wow! It just keeps getting better and better, don't it?

 L-O-:

'til later;
wynot
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on May 09, 2013, 22:11
I know!! I sent ethercat the warrant so she can post it here :)
Title: Narconon investigation intensifies -
Post by: Mary_McConnell on May 10, 2013, 08:37
Pete Combs at WSB radio wrote an excellent article about the warrant

Narconon investigation intensifies
Posted: 5:58 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013
http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/narconon-investigation-intensifies/nXmyc/

He has individual photos up of the warrant, so I'm gonna post some of them here because it's deliciously fun to read...

(http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/lt/lt_cache/thumbnail/615/img/photos/2013/05/09/84/24/2013-04-26_NNGA_Search_Warrant_Affidavits_redacted_Page_01.jpg)

(http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/lt/lt_cache/thumbnail/615/img/photos/2013/05/09/2b/69/2013-04-26_NNGA_Search_Warrant_Affidavits_redacted_Page_02.jpg)

(http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/lt/lt_cache/thumbnail/615/img/photos/2013/05/09/7e/25/2013-04-26_NNGA_Search_Warrant_Affidavits_redacted_Page_03.jpg)

(http://www.wsbradio.com/gallery/news/narconon-search-warrent/g9cH/#3403197)

(http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/lt/lt_cache/thumbnail/615/img/photos/2013/05/09/36/10/2013-04-26_NNGA_Search_Warrant_Affidavits_redacted_Page_05.jpg)

(http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/lt/lt_cache/thumbnail/615/img/photos/2013/05/09/3d/18/2013-04-26_NNGA_Search_Warrant_Affidavits_redacted_Page_06.jpg)

Pages 7-12 can be found here
http://www.wsbradio.com/gallery/news/narconon-search-warrent/g9cH/#3403200
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: 10oriocookies on May 10, 2013, 09:16
Its surreal to read that.  The staff should take a good long look at how it got like this and start making some real prosurvival choices about their futures.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on May 10, 2013, 09:34
Its surreal to read that.  The staff should take a good long look at how it got like this and start making some real prosurvival choices about their futures.

I gather this is partly why Ramsy Darwish and David Holtz ran off... Their names are linked with every one of those insurance claim victims
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on May 10, 2013, 10:02
I know!! I sent ethercat the warrant so she can post it here :)

It's always good to have multiple copies of important papers related to Narconon/scientology; so many things have disappeared off the net over the years. 

Here's the search warrant:
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/Narconon/2013-04-25-NarcononGa-Search-Warrant-InsuranceFraud.pdf

I wonder if they'll find those emails Mary Rieser told the court she had lost, in the Desmond case? 
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: BigBeard on May 10, 2013, 13:53
Holeeeeee crap!!

The Feds need to get into this, as I can't help believing every narCONon out there is pulling something similar.

Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on May 12, 2013, 17:46
^^^
Oh, yes. We might just get a RICO case after all.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on May 12, 2013, 19:57
^^^
Oh, yes. We might just get a RICO case after all.

From what I'm finding, it could be a Federal RICO...
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on May 21, 2013, 18:22
A Federal Criminal RICO would be just great, and so appropriate.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: 10oriocookies on May 21, 2013, 19:57
^^^
Oh, yes. We might just get a RICO case after all.

From what I'm finding, it could be a Federal RICO...

They will  :-----| to the  8:O8P|() and get on their  8-O)--|#| and say we are all  XOL__.  Its okay, they are just afraid of  :O^:O# ||||o|||| :O^:O#red#
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on May 21, 2013, 20:07
^^^^
That is just so perfect!! 
 :D
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Witnessman on November 20, 2013, 21:29
^^^
Oh, yes. We might just get a RICO case after all.

From what I'm finding, it could be a Federal RICO...

So, yeah, I agree.  To recap, IIRC, because of the Desmond case, other victims came forward asserting that NNGA engaged in (primarily) health insurance fraud, the GA Insurance Commish got riled up, the Gwinnett County D.A. and Police raided the joint seizing records and computers, NNGA surrendered their license based on a non-prosecution deal with Mr. Porter, the D.A., and became defunct, and now we're all just waiting and waiting. 

What I suspect - that is, guess and speculate - could be happening is Porter's office is just not staffed up and doesn't have sufficient resources and in-house expertise to do the level of forensic analysis needed to get to the bottom of all the data, are getting minimal or no help from the Insurance Commish, GBI, etc., and are left to sit around hoping and praying main Justice in D.C. green lights Sally Yates, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of GA, to step in, take control and let it rip.   
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on November 20, 2013, 21:57
What I suspect - that is, guess and speculate - could be happening is Porter's office is just not staffed up and doesn't have sufficient resources and in-house expertise to do the level of forensic analysis needed to get to the bottom of all the data, are getting minimal or no help from the Insurance Commish, GBI, etc., and are left to sit around hoping and praying main Justice in D.C. green lights Sally Yates, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of GA, to step in, take control and let it rip.

I've had similar speculations about resources, forensic analysis, etc. I try to remain hopeful that a thorough investigation is in the works.

Meanwhile, Narconon of Georgia and the sauna location are still listed on the Department of Community Health's Healthcare Facility Regulation website. I thought any facility without a license was removed from the site.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: BigBeard on November 21, 2013, 02:33
Did anyone bother to tell them NN GA's license had been pulled?
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on November 21, 2013, 18:18
Did anyone bother to tell them NN GA's license had been pulled?

As I recall, Mary Morton had a conversation with DCH after the non-prosecution agreement. See the video in this article.
http://tonyortega.org/2013/09/26/shut-down-scientology-drug-rehab-claiming-its-full-says-mother-of-insurance-fraud-victim/
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: serenityworks29 on May 27, 2014, 14:29
Sorry- but wondering why all of the personal attacks on Melissa Zachariasz.  Would like to see where these are actually coming from. Most likely competitors. Btw- one of her "competitors", was an employee from her that basically stole from her. Take Medivance for example.  This company was originally started by someone who worked for Melissa. She claimed she needed money for her children, took time off from work, and then opened up her own company during the leave. Sounds like this is probably her and her cronies posting. They posted something negative about Medivance, probably to distract.  Sounds like her level- to make personal attacks and try and accuse someone of false claims. How pathetic.

Btw, whoever is the rocket scientist who has found court cases alleging drug charges, congratulations, you should be awarded the Nobel Prize. NOT. In case you didn't realize, or were hiding under the bridge again as trolls normally do, many people make mistakes and in the field of addiction and recovery it is not uncommon to find business owners with struggles in their backgrounds and in their present lives. It is sad that there are people like you who feed off of public shaming because you are jealous and have nothing better to do than pick apart her business. Hopefully none of you are in recovery- if so, you have a lot more work to do.

Melissa is a successful businesswoman- deal with it. I have a lot of information on other billing companies doing A LOT more shadier things than these claims in this "discussion".  I know of substance abuse treatment companies doing their own billing that are stealing from their possible  future shareholders- so this material on here is comical to be honest. If you want info on shady companies and feed off of that, just wait...more will be revealed....


Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on May 27, 2014, 14:56
Welcome, Serenityworks29,

I don't recall anyone in this thread accusing Melissa Zachariasz of making false claims. What is in question here is the company set up, the facilities we discuss here and their combined use of Durable POAs to collect monies for billings Narconon, Best Drug Rehab and A Forever Recovery submit to her company.

WE would love to hear what you have to say about these other shady things you say other companies are doing.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on May 27, 2014, 21:24
Our focus ITT is Narconon and alleged fraudulent insurance billing practices. Narconon apparently has a relationship with MedPro. The arrest is a public record.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: source on May 27, 2014, 22:33
To SerenityWorks,

I would agree that many people who work in recovery may have addiction related issues of their past.  And yes, some who have crossed paths with Narconon have clean sides of the street, although rarely do they stay that way.

However, with all the reports of insurance fraud, credit card fraud, etc. one might have some questions.

For example, I have one or more for someone well versed in insurance.

How is it possible that an agency such as Narconon, where they clients spend 8-12 hours per day being overseen by zero therapists or credentialed staff outside of their own internal, non recognized scientology trained staff, participating in absolutely no group therapy, one on one therapy, etc. can possibly bill an insurance company for the following levels of care?

1) Day treatment, or Partial Hospitalization
2) intensive outpatient
3) individual counseling

If you were a medical billing company and found a program that did zero counseling, would you advise them to bill for counseling?

I suppose one could argue that "sitting in a chair for 8 hours a day without moving" counts as some form of didactic therapy, however, a recent case in Florida, where the treatment center was billing for taking their clients out to the beach as "experiential therapy" and was found guilty of insurance fraud might render that weak argument a bit moot.
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 10, 2015, 03:16

What's weird is that KASCKAROW filed the petition due to dating violence from Melissa Zachariasz. It was probably for an order of protection

Broward County Case Number: FMCE04012321   State Reporting Number: 062004DR012321AXDVCE
Court Type: Civil Division - Domestic Violence Court    
Case Type: Dating Violence
Incident Date: N/A   Filing Date: 06/21/2004
Court Location: Central Courthouse    Case Status: Disposition Entered
Magistrate ID / Name: N/A   Judge ID / Name: 59 Kaplan, Michael G.
 
Style: Daniel Alejandro Kasckarow Petitioner vs. Melissa Zachariasz Respondent

   
Attorneys / BarID
Denotes Lead Attorney
Petitioner
   Kasckarow, Daniel Alejandro                   Pro Se   
Retained
 
Respondent
   Zachariasz, Melissa                   
http://www.clerk-17th-flcourts.org/Clerkwebsite/BCCOC2/OdysseyPA/CaseSummary.aspx?CaseID=1320215&hidSearchType=party_case&SearchType=
____________________
For some reason, this guy's photo did not show up in the original post so I am re-posting it again.

Click Here to Track this Offender
Designation:    Sexual Offender
Name:    DANIEL ALEJANDRO KASCKAROW
Status:    Released - Subject to Registration
Department of Corrections #:    L21974
Search the Dept of Corrections Website
Date of Birth:    05/30/1979
Race :    White
Sex:    Male
Hair:    Brown
Eyes:    Brown
Height:    6'00"
Weight:    175 lbs
http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/flyer.do?personId=16903
(http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/CallImage?imgID=395630)

Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: mefree on January 10, 2015, 11:00
Men beware. She's tough!

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Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 10, 2015, 14:03
lol! Looks like she's trying to hold on to that muscle before full menopause sets in and the hormone dial turns down to "Flabby" mode   ;D

Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: ethercat on January 15, 2015, 09:44

What's weird is that KASCKAROW filed the petition due to dating violence from Melissa Zachariasz. It was probably for an order of protection

That guy's afraid of Melissa??
Title: Re: Narconon Insurance Billing (was Re: Narconon on WSB TV news)
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 15, 2015, 18:45

What's weird is that KASCKAROW filed the petition due to dating violence from Melissa Zachariasz. It was probably for an order of protection

That guy's afraid of Melissa??

We don't know what violent act he claimed she committed in his petition and we don't know what the consequences to her, if any, or if an order of protection was actually obtained further than the usual 7 days from Petition request (until she appeared at a hearing on it). We don't know how many hearings were held or orders given in the case from original date as there are no notations on that, nor a date of case disposition. But there is an undated Case Status as it last stood was "Disposition Entered". 

Since it's under Family Court records, further information would not be accessible to the public. Never the less, he turned out to be a nasty man so I am sure it was 'good riddance' for Melissa.

Update for the thread:

As of Oct 2014, KASCKAROW is now a resident of TN
http://www.tbi.tn.gov/sorint/SOR_results.aspx

In 2011 he unsuccessfully petitioned to have the sex offender status removed in NY, where he moved or intended to move, claiming his FL nolo contendere plea agreement in the case when he was 18 yrs old was never an agreement to be labeled and required to keep registering as a sex offender
beyond the 4 years probation he accepted in the not adjudicated case:

FL Broward 9806156 Jurisdiction & State      
06/04/1999      LEWD,LASCIVIOUS CHILD U/16; F.S. 800.04 (ACCESSORY)      9806156      BROWARD, FL      Adjudication: Adjudication Withheld
http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Florida/Broward-County-FL/Daniel-Alejandro-Kasckarow.4098517.html

Supreme Court, Kings County, New York.
Matter of Daniel KASCKAROW, Petitioner, v. BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF SEX OFFENDERS OF The STATE of New York, Respondent.
No. 10237/11.
Decided: October 25, 2011
Quote
Petitioner Daniel Kasckarow petitions for an order and judgment, pursuant to CPLR 7801–7806, annulling and vacating the January 25, 2011 final determination of respondent Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders of the State of New York (Board) on the grounds the determination was arbitrary and capricious, was affected by error of law and involved an abuse of discretion.

The essence of petitioner's claim is that his Florida nolo contendere plea to the crime of indecent assault (former Fla Stat § 800.04[3] ), for which the court withheld adjudication, and entered an “order of supervision” placing petitioner on “sexual offender probation” for four years, does not constitute a conviction for purposes of the Sex Offender Registration Act (Correction Law art 6–C [SORA] ), and that, as such, the Board erred in determining that petitioner was required to register under SORA.

The underlying facts are largely undisputed. By an April 1998 Information, the State of Florida charged that, on October 1, 1997, petitioner, who was 18 at the time, violated former Florida Statutes § 800.04(3) by committing an act of Sexual Battery as defined in Florida Statutes § 794.011(1)(h)1 upon a child under the age of 16.2 On June 4, 1999, petitioner entered a plea of nolo contendere to the charge for which the court withheld adjudication, and the court entered an “order of supervision” placing petitioner on “sexual offender probation” for four years. In March 2001, the Florida court granted a defense motion to terminate petitioner's probation and petitioner was thereafter required to register as a sex offender under Florida Statutes § 943.0435, Florida's version of SORA.
http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ny-supreme-court/1584092.html
Title: Melissa Zachariasz Re: Narconon Insurance Billing
Post by: Mary_McConnell on October 03, 2016, 21:02
I was reminded of MedPro Billing today while reading the a new post by mefree to the thread ethercat started back in 2013, regarding Blue Cross Blue Sheild suing Avee Labs and others on the billing abuses of lab testing at and for rehabs and other professional places and subsequent Dept of Justice investigations that sprang from it. 

http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12699.msg36985.html#msg36985


Looks like I forgot to post some updated details on an older incident about Melissa Zachariasz of MedPro Billing being arrested in 2011 for Controlled Substance Possession without a prescription. She won't like it being posted about but tough tootie. It's public record information 

Court Docket 2011-2014
Broward County Clerk of Court 2011-2014 docket record for Melissa Zachariasz aka Melissa Gray Zachariasz of MedPro Billing. November 25, 2011, she was arrested by Sunrise Police Department, charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription. She then posted $1,000 bond on November 29, 2011.  She plead Not Guilty on December 8, 2011. On  The State of Florida filed charges January 17, 2012,  and the charge was changed to Possession of Lorazepam and a warrant was issued - Capias (a writ ordering the arrest of a named person). Defendant was served this Warrant on February 1, 2012 and the Bond of $1,000 was charged on the Warrant. 

After multiple hearings in 2012, the case was  finally decided on March 12, 2013, where Zachariasz agreed to chang her Not Guilty plea to to Nolo Contendre aka No Contest: Defined:   "Latin for "no contest." In a criminal proceeding, a defendant may enter a plea of nolo contendere, in which he does not accept or deny responsibility for the charges but agrees to accept punishment. The plea differs from a guilty plea because it cannot be used against the defendant in another cause of action." ~ Cornell Law | Wex Legal Dictionary / Encyclopedia  , Nolo contendere https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/nolo_contendere 
 
.She was the convicted by that Plea, with Adjudication Withheld, for Possession of Lorazepam. She was ordered to pay fees/fine  placed on State probation  from March 12, 2013 through December 12, 2013.

Note on Adjudication Withheld in FL state:  "A "Withhold" is a special sentence in which the judge orders probation but does not formally convict the defendant of a criminal offense. Florida Statute s. 948.01 vests Florida judges with the authority to withhold adjudication after the judge imposes a probation sentence." ~ The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger  http://www.hessingerlaw.com/Articles/Withhold-of-Adjudication-One-Free-Bite-at-the-Ap.aspx

Case docket - see description for details and explanation of legal terms
https://www.scribd.com/document/326296634/Melissa-Zachariasz-Drug-Court-Full-docket-2011-Possession-of-Lorazepam-Broward-County