Philly Nurses Indicted In $14.3M Medicare Fraud Scheme

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 9:53 PM EDT) -- Five Philadelphia-area hospice nurses face federal charges for allegedly fudging prognoses and keeping more than 100 ineligible patients as part of a plan to bilk Medicare out of $14.3 million in false claims, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.

The nurses — Patricia McGill, 64, Natalya Shvets, 42, Giorgi Oqroshidze, 36, Yevgeniya Goltman, 42, and Alexsandr Koptyakov, 39 — were arrested Friday morning, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Between January 2003 and December 2008, the nurses worked with Home Care Hospice Inc.'s owner to...
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