A fraud case against a hospice company that provided services to nursing home residents has grown to include three additional defendants and the hospice organization itself, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois announced Tuesday. The facility's owner was charged in the case in January.
An Illinois hospice company owner was charged with Medicare and Medicaid fraud after allegedly falsifying levels of care.
Nursing home hospice provider kept patients in hospice for years, overbilled for their care, prosecutors chargeJanuary 28, 2014
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.