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February 25, 2015

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a settlement with nonprofit Regional Aid for Interim Needs, Inc. (RAIN) for diverting $800,000 in Medicaid funds to make mortgage payments on the agency’s administrative headquarters in violation of the organization’s funding agreements with the NYC Human Resource Administration. Under the settlement, RAIN, which provides home attendant services to elderly residents in the Bronx, must repay the illegally diverted $800,000 back to the Medicaid program. NY

DOJ Catch of the Week -- Compassionate Care Hospice

Posted  02/20/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "catch of the week" goes to Compassionate Care Hospice Group and Compassionate Care Hospice of New York. On Wednesday, the hospice services provider agreed to pay more than $6.5 million to settle charges it violated the federal and New York False Claims Acts by submitting claims to Medicare and Medicaid for hospice nursing services not actually...

April 23, 2014

Amedisys home health companies agreed to pay $150M resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act by allegedly billing Medicare for nursing and therapy services not medically necessary or provided to patients who were not homebound, and by otherwise misrepresenting patients’ conditions to increase its Medicare payments. The allegations were first raised in several qui tam lawsuit filed by former Amedisys employees under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. DOJ
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