Hospice Group Settles False Claims Allegations for $5.5 Million

Nov. 23, 2021, 5:50 PM

Six Crossroads Hospice centers operating in Ohio and Tennessee agreed to pay $5.5 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicare for non-covered hospice services, according to a Justice Department news release.

The settlement resolves allegations that the Crossroads Hospice centers knowingly submitted false claims to Medicare for hospice services for patients who were not terminally ill. Crossroads Hospice allegedly billed Medicare from January 2012 to December 2014 for hospice care for patients with a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease at its Ohio and Tennessee locations who were not terminally ...

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