Philadelphia home health care agency exec facing charges

The vice president of a home health care staffing agency in Philadelphia is facing corruption and theft charges in connection with what a state grand jury says is more than $1 million in Medicaid fraud.

The state attorney general’s office filed charges this week against Julio Miranda, Infinite Care, a sister company and the companies’ treasurer. The investigation began in 2012, when state Medicaid fraud investigators received an anonymous allegation that Infinite Care was falsifying billing records for services being rendered to a Medicaid recipient.

In a 43-page grand jury report, state investigators allege that they reviewed and found fraudulent billing in the cases of about a dozen patients.

Court records didn’t list a lawyer for Miranda and he didn’t immediately respond to a message left Thursday at Infinite Care.

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