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Home Care United Agreed to Pay $22,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Claims with Falsified Documentation

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Home Care United, Inc. (HCU), Wisconsin, agreed to pay $22,867.67 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that HCU submitted claims to federal health care programs using Certifications of Medical necessity (CMNs) or Detailed Physician Orders (DPOs) that had been improperly altered by one of HCU's CMN Specialists. OIG alleged that these improper alterations included cutting and pasting physician signatures from other CMN or DPO forms; handwriting in a date or parts of numbers that had been cut off when the forms were faxed to HCU from the authorized physicians' offices; and using white out to change information.

Action Details

  • Date:January 27, 2014
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Provider Self-Disclosures