Home Health Care Exec Cops To Role In $45M Fraud

By Jessica Corso (July 18, 2016, 8:14 PM EDT) -- The former director of nursing of a home health company caught up in a massive $45 million fraud scheme pled guilty Monday to falsifying medical records to make it appear as if Medicare patients were homebound when they were not.

Avelina Fiel, 62, appeared in the Illinois courtroom of U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer to plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

Fiel admitted that, as director of nursing at Pathways Home Health Services LLC between 2012 and 2014, she pressured at least one nurse to falsify medical records to make it appear that...

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