Gov't Fights Health Care Cos.' Evidence In $45M Fraud Case

By Brian Amaral (February 9, 2017, 5:20 PM EST) -- Fraud in Chicago's home health industry is so widespread that executives accused of a $45 million Medicare fraud shouldn't be able to present a jury with examples of other companies' billing practices, the federal government said Wednesday.

The government's motion in limine sought to block evidence about other home health companies billing for the same patients that the defendants billed for, an apparent effort to show that the patients were, in fact, homebound, contrary to the government's allegations.

Any payments by other companies for those same patients didn't happen in the time frame at issue in the indictment, the government argued....

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