Local Pharmacist Charged With Insurance Fraud

Owner of Meadow Valley Pharmacy Dr. Adam Katschke was charged with two category D felonies in connection with an investigation conducted by the Nevada Division of Investigation and prosecuted by the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.
The Meadow Valley Justice Court confirmed Katschke was charged with insurance fraud and submitting false claims; medicaid fraud. According to the AG’s office, a person convicted of a category D felony may serve one to four years in state prison and face a fine of up to $5,000.
Katschke was recently summoned by the Meadow Valley Justice Court to the Lincoln County Detention Center to be processed and then released, according to Sheriff Kerry Lee. A hearing and arraignment will occur in Pioche, though a date has not been set, according to the county clerk’s office.
Local officials have not been involved with the investigation or the charges filed, though the case will be processed locally through the 7th Judicial Court.
The prosecuting attorney on file is Ronda Clifton of the Attorney General’s Fraud Unit. Clifton did not respond to a message left Wednesday morning requesting comment.
The investigation has been going on at least since last summer. A search warrant was served by the Nevada Department of Investigation at the Meadow Valley Pharmacy in Caliente in August of last year.
Katschke is currently a county commissioner over the Caliente area. He did not immediately respond to a phone message requesting comment left Wednesday afternoon, close to press time.

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  1. Brian Mahany says:

    Nevada is one of 29 states with a Medicaid fraud whistleblower law. People with inside info about fraudsters like Dr. Katschke can get an award of up to 30% of whatever the state collects. Medicaid fraud hurts not only taxpayers but patients too. Call the Nevada Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit or go to http://www.medicaidfraudhotline.com/nevada-report-medicaid-fraud.php. Like those corny TSA ads say, “If you see something, say something.” At least here you may get a big award for your good deed.

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