This week, it was announced that 42-year-old Kristen Khanna of Windham had pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud and prescription fraud charges. Court documents and court statements show that Khanna is a nurse practitioner licensed to practice in New Hampshire. The defendant operated Total Pain Care and Wellness in Salem, New Hampshire from October 2009 until December 2015.
The charges are related to the years 2014 and 2015 when the defendant was the only licensed provider at Total Pain Care. The government’s investigation determined that the defendant was often not present at the clinic and allowed office visits to be conducted by an employee who was not a medical provider. In some cases, Khanna would bill Medicare for the office visits as if she had conducted them herself.
The defendant also admitted that she often left the employee with a pad of pre-signed prescription forms. The employee would then fill out the forms and issue the patients with prescriptions. In 2015, Khanna gave a patient with private insurance pre-signed, blank prescriptions so the patient could fill out the prescriptions accordingly. With Khanna’s help, the patient was able to acquire Adderall, Percocet and Oxycontin.
The defendant is now scheduled to be sentenced on January 4, 2019. At that time, she will face a five-year debarment from participating in the Medicare program. Further details have been made available here.