Feds Join $11M Medicare Fraud Case Against Fla. Hospice

Law360, New York (September 6, 2012, 6:08 PM EDT) -- The federal government has intervened in an $11 million whistleblower suit from a former employee who claims an Orlando hospice billed Medicare for palliative treatments it provided to elderly patients who were not terminally ill, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.

The move allows the government to take over for plaintiff Douglas Stone, the former vice president of finance for Hospice of the Comforter Inc. Stone claims the hospice accepted patients who were not about to die and therefore ineligible for hospice care under Medicare....
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Case Title

Stone v. Hospice of the Comforter, Inc.


Case Number

6:11-cv-01498

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Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

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Anne C. Conway

Date Filed

August 27, 2012

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