Former Staff Alleged "Systemic Criminal Fraud" at Marion Youth Center; Case Settled

A former Director of Education sued UHS regarding her employment at the Marion Youth Center. Her complaint alleged that she was effectively fired “because of her investigation of, reporting of, opposition to, and refusal to participate in, her employer’s blatant and systemic criminal fraud against Medicaid engaged in by defendants at the Marion Youth Center in Marion, Virginia.” She alleged that she “noticed that on the weekends the Youth Center was not providing any supervision to the residents,” that the CEO told staff “the census of the Youth Center must be kept up and that therefore discharges needed to be delayed,” that the facility conducted “‘drive by’ therapy sessions” billed as full 30-minute sessions, as well as “the admission of residents who did not meet the criteria for admission.” The case settled in 2012.