Skip to Content
Blog

Hospice of Arizona to Pay $12 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

March 27, 2013

Hospice of Arizona, along with a related entity, American Hospice Management LLC and their parent corporation, American Hospice Management Holdings LLC, have agreed to pay $12 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for ineligible hospice services. The Medicare hospice benefit is available for patients who have a life expectancy of six months or less if their disease runs its normal course. The government alleged that Hospice of Arizona and its related entities billed Medicare for patients who did not need end of life care or for whom the hospice billed at a higher reimbursement rate than it was entitled.

The false billings occurred between September 1, 2002 and December 31, 2010. In addition to paying $12 million to resolve the False Claims Act violations, Hospice of Arizona and American Hospice Management Holdings have agreed to enter into a corporate integrity agreement with the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services that provides for procedures and reviews to be put in place to avoid and promptly detect similar conduct in the future.

TALK TO US NOW
FOR FREE
No Win, No Fee
Martin & Jones, PLLC logo

“Thank you so much for everything that you did for Gene and I in our lawsuit and trial. We appreciate all of the hard work, long hours and care that was shown to us. All of you are such special people to us. We are so fortunate to have been represented by the five of you. I hope that you got the chance to get some well deserved rest and sleep.  Thanks again for everything. Sincerely…”

Contact Our North Carolina Personal Injury Law Firm

for a Consultation for Your Accident or Medical Malpractice Claim

Call us at 800-662-1234
TALK TO US NOW
FOR FREE
No Win, No Fee

The law firm you choose makes a difference. If you are the victim of an accident or an illness that someone else caused, the North Carolina personal injury law firm of Martin & Jones has the depth of experience, skills and sensitivity to make your road to recovery as smooth as possible. Whether you have experience with the legal system or have never hired a medical malpractice or personal injury lawyer before, our attorneys and staff will do our best to answer your questions, provide clear advice and prepare you and your family for what to expect. If you would like more information or to meet with one of our attorneys, please fill out the form below or call us at 800.662.1234.