Pennsylvania Hospice CEO Agrees to Voluntary Exclusion
On July 6, 2017, Malvina Yakobashvili, the President, CEO, and owner of a Pennsylvania hospice company, agreed to be excluded for a period of ten years under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(7). OIG's investigation revealed that Yakobashvili's company, Home Care Hospice, Inc.: (1) submitted claims to Medicare for hospice services that were provided to beneficiaries who did not qualify under the Medicare guidelines for (a) routine hospice care because patients were improperly certified as terminally ill or (b) continuous care; and (2) engaged in a cover-up scheme that included falsification of documents to conceal the fraud.
- Date:July 6, 2017
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions