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Feds: Biggest Hospice Provider Faked Claims

The Department of Justice is accusing the country's biggest provider of for-profit hospice services of fraud. Vitas Hospice Services and its parent company, Chemed Corporation of Cincinnati, are accused of having "misspent tens of millions of taxpayer dollars from the Medicare program," according to a statement released by DOJ on May 2nd.In a complaint filed the same day in the District Court for the western district of Missouri, the government contends that since 2001 Vitas has defrauded Medicare two ways: It has accepted for hospice care patients not eligible to receive it, billing Medicare for their treatment; and it has charged Medicare for "crisis care" given to patients who didn't need it and/or never got it.
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