PA Home Care Agency Charged with $100,000 Medicaid Fraud

A Philadelphia-area home health agency and its president have been charged with Medicaid fraud by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.

Hearts of Love Home Care Inc. and its president, David Adenaike, allegedly defrauded Medicaid out of more than $100,000 between November 2010 and June 2013, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported. A statewide investigating grand jury recommended the charges, which were filed by the Office of Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Section, according to the publication.

Hearts of Love Home Care employed home health care attendants to provide community- and home-based services to clients in the Philadelphia region.

An audit allegedly showed the agency did not have documentation to support several services for which it had billed Medicaid, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported. The grand jury presentment says signatures on various documents could not be validated, timesheets could not be provided, and several activity reports and timesheets allegedly seemed to be photocopies that were identical, except for the dates of service.

An office manager and four attendants who all worked for Hearts of Love Home Care also allegedly told investigators their signatures were forged on daily activity reports or timesheets, the grand jury heard.

Written by Mary Kate Nelson