Hospice company settles false billing case for $2M

Compassionate Care of Gwynedd, a hospice provider based in Bensalem, Pa., has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a case alleging it provided medically unnecessary hospice services, according to the Department of Justice

The government alleged Compassionate Care of Gwynedd admitted patients who did not need hospice services using the diagnosis of "debility." The company billed Medicare for these medically unnecessary services, according to the DOJ.

The allegations against Compassionate Care of Gwynedd were originally brought under the qui tam, or whistle-blower, provisions of the False Claims Act.

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