Catholic Health System Pays $6M To Settle Rehab FCA Suit

Law360, Nashville (October 30, 2017, 9:13 PM EDT) -- Buffalo, New York-based Catholic Health System has agreed to pay $6 million to settle a whistleblower suit alleging that a subsidiary submitted false claims to Medicare for unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.

CHS unit Home & Community Based Care, formerly known as Continuing Care, was accused of violating the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services, according to the DOJ.

“A health care system that is infected with dishonesty is susceptible to one of the worst...
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