Nurse Charged With Health-Care Fraud Scheme For Billing Medicare for Unnecessary Services
CHICAGO - A registered nurse was arrested today on a federal health care fraud charges. The nurse defendant, JAMES ADEMIJU, who operates two nursing agencies, Adonis Inc. and BestMed-Care Services Ltd., was arrested this morning and charged with health care fraud in a criminal complaint. The complaint alleges a scheme to defraud Medicare by billing for unnecessary nursing services that were provided to patients who were not confined to the home and who were obtained via illegal payments for patient referrals. For over three years, beginning in 2011, a total of approximately $5 million was paid to the two agencies by Medicare for services rendered to patients deemed to be homebound.
- Date:March 10, 2015
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions