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December 10, 2020

Posted  December 10, 2020

Teresita Lumanas Alquero, the former owner of Providence Home Health and Providence Hospice, agreed to pay $1.05 million to resolve False Claims Act claims first made in an action brought by a whistleblower that she paid improper kickbacks to the medical director of Providence.  The payments exceeded fair market value and were intended to induce the doctor to refer Medicare patients to Providence.  USAO SDTX

Tagged in: Anti-Kickback and Stark, FCA Federal, Healthcare Fraud, Home Health and Hospice, Whistleblower Case,