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Nashville-Based Friendship Home Healthcare And Related Companies Pay U.S. And Tennessee $6.5 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Lawsuit

A group of home health care companies collectively known as "Friendship" and the companies' owner Theophilus Egbujor paid $6.5 million, plus interest, to resolve allegations that they improperly billed TennCare, Medicare and TRICARE for home health services, announced David Rivera, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. Friendship and its owner also agreed to be bound by the terms of a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) in an effort to avoid future fraud and compliance failures.


Action Details

  • Date:June 1, 2015
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions