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United States Settles Health Care Fraud Action Involving Allegations that Hospice Care Provider Paid for Referrals

Vitas Health Corporation Midwest and related entities agreed to pay $200,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute by paying Dr. Farid Fata for patient referrals to its hospice care services, announced U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade. In an earlier unrelated criminal matter, Fata pleaded guilty to health care fraud, conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks and promotional money laundering, and was sentenced to a term of 45 years in prison.


Action Details

  • Date:December 2, 2016
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions