I recently provided comments for an article in Hospice News detailing the False Claims Act case against hospice provider, Heartland Hospice, that also details the government’s focus within this broader long-term care industry. The qui tam case against Heartland recently was dismissed with prejudice by a federal judge.

“Overall, qui tam cases continue to be filed in increasingly high numbers year over year,” I stated in the article. “We continue to see an increase in both civil and criminal investigations involving hospice providers.  Hospice fraud continues to feature prominently in [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General’s] Work Plan.”

The full article, “Court Dismisses Fraud Case Against Heartland Hospice,” was published by Hospice News on June 27, 2019, and is available online.

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