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Nursing home hospice provider kept patients in hospice for years, overbilled for their care, prosecutors charge

Nursing home hospice provider kept patients in hospice for years, overbilled for their care, prosecutors charge

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An Illinois-based hospice provider overbilled Medicare and Medicaid by inappropriately designating nursing home residents as hospice patients, sometimes for years, according to federal charges announced Monday. The hospice administrator also took money for his personal accounts and obstructed justice, the prosecutors claim.