a business model ain't a health care model
I spent fifteen (15) minutes on Google to come up with this rogue's gallery that includes some of the largest and loudest for-profit corporate hospice players in the game. It's not a definitive list, but compiling one would be a worthwhile endeavor.
For now - the first draft of the Death Nurse Hospice Fraud Wall of Shame, based on my brief, superficial, but nonetheless informative research, here presented in chronological order.
These 12 settlements add up to over $337.54 Million. The September bust in San Francisco is one to watch.
For a sense of the money at stake, Medicare paid about $19 Billion in claims for hospice care in 2017.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Bay Area’s Largest Home Health Care Agency And 28 Health Care Industry Workers Charged In Patients-For-Cash Kickback Scheme
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Horizons Hospice and Owner Agree to Pay $1.24 Million to Settle Two False Claims Act Whistleblower Lawsuits
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
Chemed Corp. and Vitas Hospice Services Agree to Pay $75 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Minnesota-Based Hospice Provider Evercare to Pay $18 Million for Alleged False Claims to Medicare for Patients Who Were Not Terminally Ill
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Genesis Healthcare Inc. Agrees to Pay Federal Government $53.6 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Friday, October 2, 2015
United States Settles False Claims Act Suit against Guardian Hospice and Related Entities - $3 million
September 20, 2016
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Thanks for reading. See you next time. Keep 'em honest!