Guardian Hospice of Georgia LLC, Guardian Home Care Holdings Inc.and AccentCare Inc. agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations they knowingly submitted false claims to Medicare for hospice patients who were not terminally ill. The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by former Guardian employees Rose Betts and Jennifer Williams under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Ms. Betts and Ms. Williams will receive a whistleblower award of approximately $510,000. DOJ
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