U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Hospice False Claims Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear arguments in a False Claims Act (FCA) case involving the hospice provider Care Alternatives. FCA actions pertaining to hospices most commonly focus on questions of a patient’s eligibility for those services. A report from Bass, Barry, and Sims shows that a leading cause of fraud involves hospices […]

Regulators Have Eyes Fixed on Hospice Fraud Cases

Hospice organizations and private equity investors are under increasing legal and regulatory scrutiny related to medical necessity complaints under the False Claims Act. A report from Bass, Barry, and Sims shows that a leading cause of fraud involves hospices billing Medicare for services for which patients were not eligible. This resulted in several multi-million dollar […]

Hospices Should Understand the Law to Avoid False Claims Allegations

False Claims Act (FCA) cases are a leading legal concern for hospice providers as the industry comes under ever-increasing regulatory scrutiny. Knowledge of the law will be the key for hospices to both prevent and build a defense against these kinds of claims, according to health care attorney Nick Jurkowitz of the Fenton Law Group. […]

U.S. Supreme Court May Hear Hospice False Claims Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is mulling whether it will hear arguments in a False Claims Act (FCA) case involving the hospice provider Care Alternatives. FCA actions pertaining to hospices most commonly focus on questions of a patient’s eligibility for those services. A 2019 report from the law firm of Bass, Barry, and Sims indicated that […]