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Doctor arrested for prescription, Medicaid fraud

A former Rutland doctor has been arrested for multiple violations of prescription and Medicaid fraud. Police said in a press release Dr. Mark Logan, owner of Green Mountain Family Medicine, a Suboxone prescriber in Rutland City, was was engaged in criminal fraud for several years dating back to 2010 or earlier.

A joint investigation was launched in January of 2016 involving Vermont State Police Drug Diversion Investigators, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Vermont Board of Medical Practice. A parallel investigation was also conducted by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Division concerning improper billing methods by Dr. Logan. Information obtained alleged Logan was involved in prescription fraud, fraudulent billing and unethical activity associated with the practice and several employees who were being directed by him.

Investigators determined Logan Logan used employee medical records and patient profiles to order regulated and non-regulated drugs for his own use. Police said employee medical records were altered on occasion to mask the fraudulent behavior. Police said Logan often requested employees to “call in” regulated drug prescriptions for other employees and those prescriptions were delivered to the office and then diverted for his or a family member’s use. The investigation also revealed the office bypassed other prescribers in the office, so Logan or others could prescribe on his behalf without other prescriber’s authorization.

Logan voluntarily relinquished his license to practice medicine in Vermont as well as his DEA license to prescribe regulated drugs in June of last year. He currently is not practicing medicine.

Logan was arrested on Monday, July 3, and processed for 35 counts of prescription fraud and six counts of Medicaid fraud. He was released on a citation to appear in Rutland County District Court-Criminal Division on July 10 to answer to the charges.

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