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DOJ Points at Several Fraud Cases Involving Home Health Care

In the last several months, in particular, Home Health initiatives were increasing in 2021. At least two million dollar fraud schemes have been developed, and substantial hospice-related audit results are also released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) watchdog branch.

On July 15, the federal governments declared that the owners of ANG Healthcare Inc., Excel Home Healthcare Inc., and Excel Hospice Inc. pledged themselves guilty of conspiracy to committed fraud against the health service and counts of schemes to pay and receive a knack.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has stated that proprietors paid for recommendations and instructed others from July 2015 to April 2019 to give referrals to any persons. In total, the bribes led to over 8,000 Medicare claims being filed by Home Health and hospice providers, who paid around $31 million.

As part of the culpable plea, one of the owners agreed to make a repayment of more than $2.5 million to HHS and forfeit it from the U.S. government.

The California case came around two weeks after a federal grand jury issued a charge of one count conspiracy and four counts of bank fraud against former COO and CFO of United Home Care Inc. and Trinity Home Health Care.

In a statement on July 2, DOJ said that, between April 2016 and March 2017, the homesickness executives were part of a system to unlawfully obtain money and credits from institutions, including Origin Bank, Peoples Bank, and Louisiana National Bank (LNB).

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