Ten Year Sentence & $2.9 Million Forfeiture Ordered in Medicare Home Health Care Fraud

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: OWNER OF FORMER SOUTH SUBURBAN HOME HEALTH CARE BUSINESS SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR $2.9 MILLION MEDICARE FRAUD CHICAGO — The co-owner of a former south suburban home health care … Continue reading

Medicare & Medicaid Fraud, Kickbacks Alleged by Chicago Psychiatrist

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: CHICAGO PSYCHIATRIST ALLEGEDLY SUBMITTED AT LEAST 190,000 FALSE CLAIMS TO MEDICARE AND MEDICAID; LAWSUIT ALLEGES KICKBACKS TO PRESCRIBE ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATION FOR NURSING HOME PATIENTS CHICAGO — A Chicago psychiatrist received illegal kickbacks … Continue reading

More Medicare Fraud Takedowns, including Psychological Care for Dead People

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: CHICAGO AREA DERMATOLOGIST AND PSYCHOLOGIST CHARGED IN NATIONWIDE MEDICARE FRAUD STRIKE FORCE TAKEDOWN Total of 91 Defendants Charged Nationwide for Submitting Approximately $430 Million in False Billing CHICAGO — An area dermatologist … Continue reading

Feds Take on More Accused of Kickbacks of $300-$600 for Home Health Care Referrals

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: NINE DEFENDANTS, INCLUDING TWO OWNERS OF A HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY AND TWO PHYSICIANS, INDICTED FOR ALLEGEDLY PAYING AND RECEIVING KICKBACKS FOR MEDICARE PATIENT REFERRALS CHICAGO — Two owners of a home … Continue reading

20 Months for Home Health Care Kickback Scheme

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: HOME HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATOR SENTENCED TO 20 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD AND KICKBACK SCHEME ROCKFORD — An Elmhurst, Ill., woman was sentenced today in federal court to 20 … Continue reading

Legislative Update from St. Rep. Mike Tryon

An email from Mike Tryon about the next-to-the-last week in Springfield: Key legislation was debated and voted on last week in the General Assembly. Here is an update of some of the more noteworthy items: Bill to Curb use of … Continue reading

South Barrington Medicare Doctor Convicted of Making False Statements

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: CHICAGO AREA SURGEON CONVICTED AT FEDERAL TRIAL OF MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS RELATING TO HEALTH CARE BENEFITS AND SERVICES CHICAGO — Dr. John Natale, a Chicago area vascular and thoracic surgeon, was convicted … Continue reading