Home Health Aides Plead Guilty to Fraud for Submitting False Timesheets and Not Providing Care
November 27, 2019 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
In separate cases, two home health personal care aides have pled guilty to healthcare fraud for falsifying their timesheets and not providing care to clients. One aide has been sentenced to 13 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $534,073 in restitution and $302,414 in a forfeiture money judgment, according to an October 25, 2019, news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.
The aide worked for 12 home health agencies over five years. The agencies employed her to provide personal care services for Medicaid beneficiaries. The aide was supposed to document the care she provided on timesheets and submit...