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Federal Probe Targets Nursing Home Operator for Potential Illegal Referrals to Psych Facility

Posted on 01. May, 2010 by .

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Convicted physician points incriminating finger at nursing home  operator.

The net is widening in a case where a Chicago internal medicine physician was convicted last year for providing kickbacks to other doctors to refer Medicare patients to a private psychiatric facility to which he had ties. The physician is now claiming that a nursing home operator was involved in the same type of arrangement to fill the psych facility’s beds. That’s according to an April 18 article in the Chicago Tribune outlining the U.S. probe into the case. The nursing home operator “vehemently denies the allegations,” the article reports.

The case background reveals …

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