Hospice Co. Pays $1.2M To Settle 2 Whistleblower Suits

Law360 (February 8, 2018, 9:45 PM EST) -- The federal government has settled two suits with a Pennsylvania hospice care provider for a total of $1.2 million to resolve allegations against the company that it knowingly admitted and kept patients who did not qualify for hospice care in order to bill Medicare and Medicaid for their long-term treatment, the government announced on Thursday.

Both whistleblower suits — one by a former nurse and one by two certified nursing assistants — alleged that Horizons Hospice LLC routinely admitted patients who were not expected to die...
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Case Title

MIZAK et al v. HORIZONS HOSPICE, LLC et al


Case Number

2:13-cv-01688

Court

Pennsylvania Western

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: False Claims Act

Judge

Joy Flowers Conti

Date Filed

November 26, 2013


Case Title

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. HORIZONS HOSPICE, LLC


Case Number

2:12-cv-00315

Court

Pennsylvania Western

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Joy Flowers Conti

Date Filed

March 15, 2012

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