Hospice Co. Accused Of Medicare Fraud Must Pay Feds $6M

Law360 (December 13, 2018, 6:43 PM EST) -- A hospice company accused of wrongly billing Medicare for unnecessary care will pay almost $6 million to clear up two cases against it, Pennsylvania federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

SouthernCare Inc. settled with federal authorities after two former employees filed whistleblower complaints saying the company wrongly put patients who weren't terminally ill in hospice, then submitted claims for that treatment to the government health insurance plan for seniors.

"My office takes whistleblower allegations very seriously, and we will hold accountable anyone who defrauds taxpayers," U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain said in a press release.

The Alabama-based SouthernCare didn't admit to any wrongdoing...

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