Amedisys Agreed to Pay $1.9 Million for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Claims for Hospice Services without Proper Certification
After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Amedisys, Inc. (Amedisys), West Virginia, agreed to pay $1,974,812.00 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that Amedisys, on behalf of its wholly-owned subsidiaries West Virginia, LLC, d/b/a Amedisys Hospice of Parkersburg (Amedisys-Parkersburg) and Tender Loving Care Health Care Services of West Virginia, LLC d/b/a Amedisys Hospice (Amedisys-St. Clairsville), submitted claims for hospice services for which the certification documents did not meet Federal health care program requirements. OIG contends the contracted medical directors at Amedisys-Parkersburg and Amedisys-St. Clairsville pre-signed blank medical forms, including certificates of terminal illness and face-to-face visit forms, which were later completed by Amedisys staff members.
- Date:March 12, 2014
- Provider Self-Disclosures