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Alleged Scheme Employed Doctors’ Wives

The U.S. attorney’s office has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against a South Florida home health care company accused of padding its payroll to obtain more Medicare referrals.  The suit says that A Plus Home Health Care paid at least seven doctors’ wives and one boyfriend while expecting almost no work from the group in an attempt to lure physicians’ Medicare referrals, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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