FROM AJABU AFRICA NEWS
A Worcester-based home health agency and three people involved with the company have been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly defrauding the state's Medicaid program of more than $800,000.
Compassionate Homecare Inc. provided nursing and other services for low-income patients on the government program known here as MassHealth. The agency is accused of conducting "numerous fraudulent schemes" and billing the state for providing services to patients who didn't need them, and for services that were never authorized by a doctor, in violation of rules.
"Our MassHealth program exists to assist people who are truly in need of health-related services, but this home health agency instead exploited this program to bilk hundreds of thousands of dollars from the state," Attorney General Maura Healey said in a statement.
Healey's office is bringing criminal charges in Worcester Superior Court against Compassionate and three executives: owner Francis Kimaru of Grafton; chief operating officer Wilberto Rodriguez of Norwich, Conn., and administrator Deborah Giordano of West Greenwich, R.I. They all were charged with larceny and making false Medicaid claims.FULL STORY HERE >>>>>