Serenity Hospice To Pay Over $581,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Litigation
Savannah, GA: Serenity Hospice Care, LLC of Dublin, Georgia, along with an affiliate corporation, has agreed to pay the United States a total of $581,504.46 to settle allegations that it submitted or caused the submission of false claims to the Medicare program for certain patients who were not eligible for hospice under Medicare regulations. The Medicare hospice benefit is available to patients who elect palliative care (care designed to relieve the pain, symptoms, or stress of terminal illness) instead of curative care (care designed to cure an illness or condition), and who have a life expectancy of six months or less if their illness runs its normal course.
- Date:December 2, 2014
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
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