CHICAGO —(ENEWSPF)--December 11, 2015. The owner of a Harwood Heights home health care company paid kickbacks to marketers in exchange for referring elderly patients to the company for unnecessary treatment funded by Medicare, according to a 17-count federal indictment announced today.
The indictment alleges that JACQUELINE TUANQUI paid kickbacks to marketers to induce the referral of Medicare beneficiaries to her company, Hexagram Home Health Care LLC. Tuanqui paid the bribes even though some of the patients did not qualify for the in-home treatment her company provided, according to the indictment. Medicare paid Hexagram at least $450,000 . . .