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Ringgold psychologist accused of Medicaid fraud after accepting $254k

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A Ringgold psychologist faces charges of Medicaid fraud after she reportedly billed Medicaid $254,000 for services never rendered, according to a released statement from the Georgia Attorney General's Office.

Authorities say Dr. Dolcelyn Imperio-Smith received Georgia Medicaid payments for psychological services that were not actually rendered for her practice in Ringgold between Feb. 25, 2011 and Nov. 22, 2013.

Imperio-Smith could not provide any documentation for the services that she claimed to provide to patients. The Medicaid program requires doctors to keep documentation for any services billed for reimbursement.

She was enrolled in Georgia Medicaid's Psychological Services Program. The program provides counseling for Medicaid patients under the age of 21.

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