Fourteen Arrested in $4.2 Million Hospice Scam


New Hope Hospice Inc. and Sterling Hospice Care Inc. allegedly enrolled patients who were not terminally ill into hospice care, many telling investigators that they were enrolled without their knowledge or understanding of what hospice was. The scam also included paying illegal kickbacks to recruit patients for hospice care and falsely representing to patients what services they would be receiving. Charges include conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, insurance fraud, grand theft, fraudulent insurance claims, identity theft, money laundering, and tax evasion. Read a story on InsuranceNewsNet and a press release from the California attorney general.




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