More Fraud Charges Added Over $45M Home Health Scheme

By John Kennedy (August 11, 2016, 5:08 PM EDT) -- Four more counts of health care fraud have been added to the charges faced by a Chicago couple and others who allegedly paid doctors kickbacks in a $45 million scheme to falsely certify that Medicare beneficiaries needed in-home physical therapy, according to a fourth superseding indictment filed Thursday in Illinois federal court.

More than a dozen people have been indicted for their part in the alleged scheme, including Richard and Maribel Tinimbang, owners of Patients First Physical Therapy Inc., which allegedly provided in-house therapy to patients from three companies owned by Richard's mother, Josephine Tinimbang, who has also been indicted. Four...

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