Richmond Recovery Center Doctor, Nurse Indicted

Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse announced on Thrusday, March 22, 2018, a Richmond Recovery Center doctor and nurse, who were supposed to be working to help treat drug addiction, have been indicted. On March 21, a Madison County grand jury indicted Dr. Martin Barrios, 48, of Lexington, on two count of Medicaid fraud, one count of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, and one count of unauthorized dispense of controlled substance. The grand jury also indicted Stacy Engle, 43, of Hazard, on one count of unauthorized dispensing of controlled substance. The indictment alleges that Barrios, an addiction treatment provider, caused over $300 in claims to be submitted to Medicaid for both services and prescriptions for dates of services when he was out of town. Barrios allegedly pre-signed controlled substance prescriptions, for buprenorphine, before the date of service and left them with Engle, a registered nurse, who allegedly provided the unauthorized prescriptions to patients in Barrios’ absence. Barrios faces up to 20 years prison, and Engle faces a potential five year sentence. Their arraignment is scheduled for April 5, 2018.

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