CHICAGO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The head of a Chicago-based home healthcare company was arrested Tuesday on charges his company knowingly over-billed Medicare, officials said.
Dike Ajiri, 42, chief executive officer of Mobile Doctors, was charged Tuesday with health care fraud. A doctor for the company, Banio Koroma, 63, was also arrested and charged with making false statements relating to healthcare benefits. Agents with the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services and the FBI raided Mobile Doctors offices in Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit with warrants to seize some $2.5 million in assets investigators contend were fraudulently billed to Medicare.
The indictment states Mobile Doctors routinely lied about patients' care requirements and the complexity and nature of care provided in order to puff up bills sent to the government for reimbursement.