Caris Agrees to Pay $8.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit Alleging That it Billed for Ineligible Hospice Patients
WASHINGTON - Caris Healthcare, L.P. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Caris Healthcare, LLC ("Caris Healthcare"), have agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting false claims, and knowingly retaining overpayments, for the care of patients who were ineligible for the Medicare hospice benefit because they were not terminally ill, the Department of Justice announced today. Under the settlement agreement, Caris Healthcare, a for-profit hospice chain that operates in Tennessee, Virginia, and South Carolina, has agreed to pay $8.5 million.
- Date:June 25, 2018
- Agency:U.S. Department of Justice
- Criminal and Civil Actions