CEO of health care company charged in undercover fraud probe

(By – Patrick M. O’Connell, Chicago Tribune)

Doctors and nurses made visit after visit to the elderly man’s home, even after watching him walk the dog, take a stroll down the street and repeatedly talk about visiting his grandkids. Yet the home visits were classified as treatment for the homebound, enabling a Chicago-based health care company to bill Medicare for thousands of dollars. The 71-year-old man, it turns out, was an undercover confidential source for federal agents who for months worked to gather evidence of alleged phony billing practices at Home Physician Services. Read more…


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