An Atlanta hospice company has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations stemming from a whistleblower complaint that it aggressively recruited and enrolled patients who were not terminally ill so it could boost the payments it received from Medicare. The office of John Horn, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, announced the settlement with Guardian Hospice Friday. It is the latest resolution among a growing number of False Claims Act lawsuits filed against hospice companies for abusing and bilking Medicare of taxpayer funds. According to the complaint, Guardian Hospice engaged in a scheme to increase its patient ... Read More
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