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Passages Hospice Founder Pleads Guilty, Faces Prison

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org The former owner of Passages Hospice and its director of nursing pled guilty to fraud charges on Friday in Illinois federal court. Seth Gillman, 47, an attorney and founder of now-shuttered Passages, pled guilty to one count of health care fraud as part of a multi-year scam. The for-profit hospice company is accused […]

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Exclusive: Passages Hospice Was ‘Corrupt To The Top,’ Says Former Employee

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org Denise Brunson only lasted a year and a half at Passages Hospice as a certified nursing assistant. During her short time there, however, she witnessed what the FBI calls “an extensive scheme” to obtain higher Medicare payments by fraudulently providing hospice services to seniors who did not qualify for the care. […]

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Passages Hospice Trial Date Set: Victim Shares Story

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org The fate of four individuals accused of defrauding the government by providing unnecessary hospice care services to seniors will be decided by a jury this winter. The health fraud trial involving Lisle, Illinois-based Passages Hospice, LLC is set for Feb. 16, 2016, an official with the Department of Justice told Life […]

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Hospice Patients More Likely To Be Discharged From For-Profit Programs

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org Nearly 20 percent of U.S. hospice patients are discharged before death, according to new findings published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine. Not-for-profit and government-owned hospices had lower rates of live discharge than newer for-profit programs. The researchers, led by Dr. Joan Teno, associate director of the Center for Gerontology […]

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