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October 25, 2016

Posted  November 15, 2016

Kansas City-based Best Choice Home Health Care Agency Inc. and its owner Reginald King agreed to pay $1.8 million to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks for the referral of Medicaid-covered patients for home and community-based healthcare services.  According to the government, King paid kickbacks to patient transporter Christopher Thomas for referrals to Best Choice.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Thomas under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.  Thomas will receive a whistleblower reward of $43,178, which represents 10 percent of the federal share of the settlement minus the amount he received in kickbacks.  DOJ

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