Hospice Exec Charged In Alleged Medicare Scam

Law360, Chicago (January 27, 2014, 8:44 PM EST) -- The owner of an Illinois hospice provider has been charged with running a scam to swindle federal health care programs by fraudulently placing patients under higher levels of care than required, the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago announced Monday.

Seth Gillman, 45, was charged with one count of health care fraud and another count of obstructing a federal audit in connection with the alleged scheme at Lisle, Ill.-based Passages Hospice LLC, where Gillman is the one-fourth owner and corporate agent, according to a statement from prosecutors....
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