Former Iowa psychiatrist pleads guilty to health care fraud
October 19, 2016
By Sarah Tisinger
Richard Hauser, 66, of North Liberty, submitted claims to Iowa Medicaid and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for a more expensive service than was actually performed in order to receive a profit, according to the plea agreement. Hauser “up coded” these services from November 2011 through December 2012 while working at a clinic in Grinnell called The Hauser Clinic.
Both counts of health care fraud are felonies.
Hauser is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court on February 16, 2017.