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Hospice Facility and Its Manager/Majority Owner to Pay Approximately $5.86 Million to Resolve Continuous Home Care Hospice Fraud Allegations

Jackson, Miss. - St. Joseph Hospice Entities, which consists of 13 hospice facilities in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Alabama, and Patrick T. Mitchell, its majority owner and manager, have agreed to pay the United States $5,867,518 under the False Claims Act to resolve allegations that they submitted false claims for delivery of continuous home care hospice services to patients who were not entitled to receive continuous care hospice level treatment, announced United States Attorney Gregory K. Davis, Special Agent in Charge Derrick L. Jackson with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector General, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway.


Action Details

  • Date:September 3, 2015
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions