Last month, the Department of Justice announced that a Federal Grand Jury found a Chicago woman guilty of $7 million in Medicare fraud. The HHS Office of Inspector General with the help of the FBI and other federal agencies announced federal verdict of against individuals involved in this home health fraud scheme.
According to the evidence presented at her trial, the defendant conspired with the owners of a Chicago-based home health company, to submit claims to Medicare for false and unnecessary home health services to unqualified patients These false claims, around $7 million in total, were paid by Medicare between 2011 and 2017.Three other defendants have been charged in this scheme.
You can read the whole article and more details about this scam and verdict from the U.S. Department of Justice
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