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Fraud Report: July 2017 Health Care Fraud Cases

Fraud Report: July 2017 Health Care Fraud Cases

If you are looking for a way to stay up to date on recent cases involving alleged health care fraud throughout the country, the FBI’s Health Care Fraud News page on their website, fbi.gov, is an excellent source of information.

Below are some of the most notable July 2017 health care fraud cases.

Hospice to Pay $2.4 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Read DOJ Press Release

July 6, 2017

ATLANTA – Compassionate Care Hospice Group, Inc., (“CCH Group”) has agreed to pay $2.4 million to resolve allegations that CCH Group and its subsidiary Compassionate Care Hospice of Atlanta, LLC, (“CCH Atlanta”) submitted or caused the submission of false claims to Medicare and Medicaid by engaging in improper financial relationships with contracted physicians.

 

Defunct Philly Hospice’s Owners/Operators to Pay Millions to Settle Civil False Claims Suit

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July 6, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen announced today that Matthew Kolodesh, Alex Pugman, Svetlana Ganetsky, and Malvina Yakobashvili have agreed to pay millions of dollars to settle False Claims Act allegations that they and their now-defunct company, Home Care Hospice, Inc. (HCH), falsely claimed and received taxpayer dollars for hospice services that were either unnecessary or never provided.

 

Health Care Fraud Takedown: Nationwide Sweep Targets Enablers of Opioid Epidemic

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July 13, 2017

Federal officials today announced charges against more than 400 individuals—including doctors, nurses, and licensed medical professionals—for their roles in fraud schemes involving about $1.3 billion in false Medicare billings.

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