Life Matters Media
Start the most difficult conversation American isn’t having- 
the conversation about our end of life preferences

Seth Gillman

‘Cold And Heartless’ Hospice: Former Passages Employees Still Hurting

Shuttered Hospice Still Owes Thousands For Unpaid Work, Benefits BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org CHICAGO – Passages Hospice didn’t just harm vulnerable patients and their families. The company also ripped off front-line employees, those responsible for caring for the dying. Passages, which closed in 2014 as its years-long hospice scheme came to light, devastated its […]

Read More



Former Passages Hospice Employees Face Prison, Fines

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

Read More


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 […]

Read More


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. […]

Read More