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Iowa Medicaid Fraud Investigation Leads to Firings

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DEWITT, Iowa (AP) - The management team of a DeWitt-based care facility for developmentally disabled patients has been fired in the midst of a Medicaid fraud investigation.

The Iowa Department of Human Services tells the Quad-City Times that it came to an agreement with Community Care Inc. after an investigation found "a credible allegation of fraud" in Community Care's Medicaid billing. Officials did not offer details, and it's not known whether criminal charges have or will be filed.

Community Care offers programs and services in nine eastern Iowa counties for those with developmental disabilities, mental illness and brain injury.

Fired were chief executive Bill Bonnes, chief operating officer Angela Ganzer-Bovitz and several others. Community Care hired a replacement team of managers from out-of-state.

Neither Bonnes nor Ganzer-Bovitz could be reached for comment.

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