Hospice services provider Compassionate Care Hospice Group agreed to pay $6.7M 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 or adequately provided. Specifically, the government alleged CCH nurses routinely missed their required visits and then falsified nursing notes in patients’ files to make it appear as though the visits had been performed. The charges originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former employee under the qui tamprovisions of the False Claims Act. Whistleblower Insider
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