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U.S. Files Complaint against Philadelphia Hospice Provider and Its Owners and Operators Alleging False Claims on Medicare

PHILADELPHIA - The United States filed a complaint in U.S. District Court today in a whistleblower suit against a now-defunct, for-profit Philadelphia provider of hospice services, Home Care Hospice, Inc. (HCH), and its owners and operators, announced First Assistant United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. In its complaint, the government alleges that HCH, its Executive Director and owner Alex Pugman, its Development Executive Svetlana Ganetsky, and its de facto owner Matthew Kolodesh violated the False Claims Act when they falsely claimed and received millions of taxpayer dollars intended for dying Medicare recipients in need of hospice care.


Action Details

  • Date:May 21, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions