Medicaid provider gets prison time for fraud

The former owner of Nurse Management Services has been sentenced to one year in prison for Medicaid fraud, the state Attorney General’s Office said.

A DeKalb County judge also gave Michelle Maylene Cooper probation and ordered her to pay $641,350 in restitution. From Oct. 1, 2009, to Dec. 15, 2011, Cooper concealed the fact she was not providing the required nursing care by signing the name of a registered nurse she knew but without that nurse’s permission on documents required by the Department of Community Health, authorities said.

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