Illinois Hospice Executive, Three Former Employees and Company Indicted for Allegedly Falsely Elevating Level of Patients' Care
CHICAGO - An owner and three former employees of an Illinois hospice company, as well as the company itself, were indicted on federal health care fraud charges for allegedly engaging in an extensive scheme to obtain higher Medicare and Medicaid payments by fraudulently elevating the level of hospice care for patients. In many instances, the level of hospice care allegedly exceeded what was medically necessary or actually provided, including for some patients who did not have terminal illnesses or who were enrolled far longer than the required life expectancy of six months or less.
- Date:May 27, 2014
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions