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N.Y. Nurse Service Agrees to $57 Million Fraud Settlement (1)

June 26, 2020, 2:44 PMUpdated: June 26, 2020, 8:00 PM

Visiting Nurse Service of New York agreed to pay $57 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations the company violated the False Claims Act by failing to provide proper care to its patients while seeking maximum reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, according to a Friday announcement.

The settlement is the first reported FCA settlement involving allegations of a home health agency failing to follow patient Plans of Care, the announcement said.

It is also the largest non-kickback FCA settlement ever against a home health care company, and the second largest settlement of any home health care fraud case, the announcement...

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