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Compassionate Care Hospice Group Agrees to $2.4 Million Settlement


Compassionate Care Hospice Group has agreed to pay a $2.4 million settlement to resolve allegations that Compassionate Care Group of Atlanta, one of its subsidiaries, paid kickbacks to its physicians in order to encourage them to certify their patients as eligible for hospice services.

“Kickbacks should never play a role in medical decision-making,” said U.S. Attorney John Horn in a Thursday news release announcing the settlement.

According to the lawsuit brought by two former employees and later joined in on by the federal government, the company then billed Medicaid and Medicare for the patients referred. However, by agreeing to the settlement, the company did not admit that they were liable for the actions.

The names of the five physicians accused of receiving the kickbacks were not released in the news release detailing the settlement.

Our attorneys at the Domina Law Group are currently investigating similar claims made in Iowa and Nebraska. If you believe that you have a claim regarding illegal kickbacks, fill out our online form to send us the details of your case, or call our firm at (888) 387-4134 to speak with one of our attorneys today.

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