Cleveland Hospice Owner Sentenced to Health Care Fraud is Ordered to Pay Millions

(Jackson, MS)- 52 year old Andre Kirkland, of Cleveland, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Oxford on September 1, 2016, on charges that he defrauded Medicare and Medicaid by signing up patients for hospice care who were not terminally ill, Kirkland, who owned and operated Revelation Hospice in Clarksdale, pled guilty on May 4, 2016, to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. U.S. District Judge Michael Mills sentenced Kirkland to serve 48 months in home confinement in lieu of imprisonment due to recurrent metastatic cancer, which requires substantial medical care. Kirkland was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,400,843.50 to Medicare and $66,171.43 to Medicaid.

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