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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 […]

The corridor of an empty mental hospital.

Arkansas Medical Board chairman suspended from state Medicaid program

BY: - February 28, 2023

This is a developing story that was last updated at 3 p.m. Friday, March, 2023. The chairman of the Arkansas State Medical Board has been suspended from the Arkansas Medicaid Program and is under investigation for Medicaid and Medicare fraud.  State health officials suspended all Medicaid payments to Board Chairman Dr. Brian Hyatt on Friday […]