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Hospice Care of California Agreed to Pay $146,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Claims for Hospice Services that Were Not Provided as Claimed

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Hospice Care of America, Inc. d/b/a Hospice Care of California (HCC), California, agreed to pay $146,774.94 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that HCC submitted claims to Medicare for hospice services that: (1) were not supported by face-to-face encounter documentation; and (2) were provided to one beneficiary as routine home care hospice services when the documentation did not support Medicare hospice eligibility requirements.

Action Details

  • Date:January 21, 2015
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures