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September 10, 2015

Posted  January 25, 2016

Tennessee-based non-profit hospice care provider Alive Hospice, Inc.paid roughly $1.5 million to reimburse the government for alleged violations of the False Claims Act through overbilling of Medicare and TennCare for hospice services.  According to the government, Alive submitted claims to Medicare and TennCare for general inpatient hospice care for patients who did not qualify for that care.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Linda Anderson, a triage nurse who previously worked for Alive, under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. She will receive a whistleblower award of $263,197. Whistleblower Insider

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