Hospice Provider Pays $1.3M To End Medicare Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 7:22 PM EST) -- A South Carolina hospice has agreed to pay $1.29 million to settle a qui tam False Claims Act suit alleging that the company billed Medicare for unnecessary end-of-life care, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.

Harmony Care Hospice Inc. and Harmony owner and CEO Daniel J. Burton were sued by former Harmony employees Mona Singletary and Lynda Fulton in South Carolina federal court in May 2010. The case was kept under seal until the U.S. intervened in the case on Friday.

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