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April 18, 2017

Posted  May 11, 2017

International Tutoring Services, LLC (d/b/a Hospice Plus; Goodwin Hospice, LLC; Phoenix Hospice, LP; Hospice Plus, L.P.; and Curo Health Services, LLC) agreed to pay $12.21 million to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals. The alleged kickbacks took the form of cash, gift cards, sham loans, a free equity interest in another entity, stock dividends, and free rental space. The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. The whistleblowers will receive a whistleblower award from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ (NDTX)

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