October 3, 2016

Worcester-based Compassionate Homecare and three individuals have been indicted in connection with allegations that they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the state’s Medicaid program, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Friday.The home health agency allegedly routinely overbilled and falsely billed for services that were not authorized or provided to patients, according to a release from Healey’s office.MassHealth provides healthcare products and services to eligible low-income individuals, including people with disabilities, children and senior citizens. CHC is headquartered in Worcester with branch offices in West Springfield and Lawrence. It was established to provide home health services to individuals covered by the MassHealth program, including skilled nursing and home health aide (HHA) visits, according to the AG’s office.Compassionate Homecare, Inc. (CHC), owner Francis Kimaru, chief operating officer Wilberto Rodriguez, and administrator Deborah Giordano were indicted on Thursday by a Statewide Grand Jury on the following charges:Compassionate …
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Worcester agency charged with defrauding Medicaid out of $816K