Former Home Health Care Company Owner Sentenced

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Henry Smilie, the former owner and chief executive officer of Home Physician Services LLC, has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining $1.2 million from Medicare through a phony billing scheme. The company arranged in-home health care services for patients who were purportedly elderly and homebound. False claims pertained to “care plan oversight” services that were either not rendered or involved treatment that was far less intricate than portrayed in the claims submitted. Read a story from the Lake & McHenry County Scanner and a Department of Justice press release.



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