The U.S. Justice Department says two suburban Detroit residents have been charged with making $8.8 million worth of claims to Medicare for home health services that were either unneeded or never provided.
Detroit U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced the charges Wednesday against 63-year-olds Deepak and Usha Shah. The Associated Press left a message seeking comment Wednesday on the phone at the Shah's home in Oakland County's West Bloomfield Township.
The indictment says the Shahs made the false claims through their company, Miracle Home Health of Southfield.
The indictment says the Shahs also conspired to pay cash kickbacks in return for obtaining Medicare beneficiaries for whom the federal health insurance program could be billed.