Two Arrested for Health Care Fraud
According to court documents, owner Zenia Chavez and employee Raul Alejandro Fuentes of Nursemind Home Health Inc., which provides hospice care services, conspired together to commit health care fraud. The defendants allegedly sought out people in boarding homes and senior living facilities for enrollment in a Nursemind hospice program although they did not need hospice care or have a terminal illness. The defendants then created false and fraudulent medical records for the individuals, forged health personnel signatures, and submitted fraudulent claims to Medicare. Read a news story from Hospice News and a Department of Justice press release.
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