Company Agrees to Pay $4.2 Million

Hospice Settled

Elara Caring and its wholly owned subsidiaries JHH/CIMA Holdings Inc., CIMA Healthcare Management Inc., CIMA Hospice of Texarkana LLC, CIMA Hospice of East Texas LLC, and CIMA Hospice of El Paso LP have agreed to pay $4.2 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting false claims and knowingly retaining overpayments for the care of hospice patients in Texas who were ineligible for the Medicare hospice benefit because they were not terminally ill. The civil settlement resolved a lawsuit filed under the qui tam, or whistleblower provision, of the False Claims Act. Read a story from D Magazine and a Department of Justice press release.

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