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DOJ Hits Nev. Hospice With FCA Suit Over Medicare Bills

Law360, New York (November 26, 2014, 8:58 PM EST) -- A Las Vegas hospice aggressively lured non-terminally ill patients into its care in the hopes of reaping reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid programs in violation of the False Claims Act, state and federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Starting in 2010, Creekside Hospice II LLC paid bonuses to employees who sold its inpatient services to people who did not have the required prognoses of six months or less to live and falsified patient medical records in their claims to federally run Medicare and Nevada's Medicaid program, according to the complaint, filed Tuesday by prosecutors intervening in two consolidated FCA lawsuits brought by relators...

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