Whistleblower Hits Ascentia With Medicare FCA Suit

Law360, New York (May 24, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT) -- A former employee of Ascentia Home Health Care LLC has hit the Florida-based health care provider with a suit alleging it falsely cashed in on Medicare reimbursements for unnecessary or nonexistent services and provided kickbacks to physicians for referrals. 

Ascentia's alleged scheme involved several Florida-area assisted living facilities and physicians, who accepted illegal kickbacks in exchange for referring patients to Ascentia, according to the complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in November 2009, but was only recently...
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