July 15, 2006
Hospice Care Provider Settles Medicare Fraud Case
Hospice care provider Odyssey HealthCare agreed to pay $12.9 million to settle civil fraud claims that it overbilled Medicare. The company was accused of billing for services for non-terminally ill patients who were not eligible for payments under Medicare rules. Odyssey agreed to enter into a Corporate Intergity Agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services. The case grew out of a qui tam action filed by JoAnne Russell, a former regional vice president, who will receive over $2.3 million from the settlement. A Department of Justice press release (here) discusses the civil settlement. (ph)
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