Alabama hospice settles fraud claims of $24.7M

April 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Apr2009, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p44
The article reports on the decision of SouthernCare Inc. and its shareholders to pay the U.S. government $ 24.7 million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to the government for patients treated at its hospice facilities. It explains that the settlement came from the lawsuits filed by two former employees of the company. It notes that the filing requires the government to pay $4.9 million to former employees who filed actions on behalf of the government.


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