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July 3, 2017

FW: Rutland Barracks/Drug Diversion Unit/ Prescription and Medicaid Fraud


VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#:15H200954
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:   Lieutenant Thomas Mozzer                          
STATION:    Drug Diversion Unit                 
CONTACT#: 773-9101

DATE/TIME: January 2016 - present
LOCATION: Green Mountain Family Medicine, Rutland City, VT
VIOLATION: Fraud or deceit/ Prescription fraud/ 18VSA4223
                             Medicaid Fraud(6 counts)
ACCUSED:  Mark Logan                                               
AGE:66
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland Town, VT


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
Vermont State Police were notified of possible fraudulent activity concerning
Dr. Mark Logan, owner of Green Mountain Family Medicine, a Suboxone prescriber
in Rutland City.  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. 

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 Logan and his practice.

Investigators determined Logan was engaged in criminal fraud for several years
dating back to 2010 or earlier.  Logan used employee medical records and
patient profiles to order regulated and non-regulated drugs for his own use.
Employee medical records were altered on occasion to mask the fraudulent
behavior.  It was determined 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 likely 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 2016.  He currently is not practicing medicine. 

Logan was arrested on 7/3/17 and processed for 35 counts of prescription
fraud and 6 counts of Medicaid fraud.  He was released on a citation to appear in
Rutland County District
Court-Criminal Division. 

COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE:   7/10/17         
COURT:Rutland District Court-Criminal Division
    
BAIL:Citation issued.
MUG SHOT: INCLUDE IMAGE


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the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.