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Lawsuits pile up against former Arkansas Medical Board chairman at center of fraud probe

BY: - May 8, 2023

Patients have flooded the former chairman of the Arkansas State Medical Board with lawsuits since his suspension from Medicaid and resignation as head of the regulatory body over doctors.  When an Advocate investigation first revealed questions about Dr. Brian Hyatt’s billing practices, two former patients had sued the Northwest Arkansas psychiatrist over false imprisonment, battery […]

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Northwest Health to repay Arkansas $1 million in Medicaid settlement

BY: - April 28, 2023

A Northwest Arkansas hospital chain must repay $1.1 million to the state Medicaid program over the former State Medical Board chairman’s billing practices. The settlement is the latest development in the Medicaid fraud investigation against Dr. Brian Hyatt, a Northwest Arkansas psychiatrist. State investigators reviewed medical records and hundreds of hours of surveillance footage before […]