CHEMED UNIT ACCUSED OF MEDICARE FRAUD PROVIDING HOSPICE CARE TO PEOPLE NOT DYING

Chemed Corp. the largest U.S. provider of hospice care is accused of defrauding the federal government by conspiring with health insurers to enroll Medicare patients who were not dying. The allegations were revealed in a whistleblower case taken by former employee. To be eligible for hospice, Medicare requires patients must have six months or less to live, certified by two doctors. Yet a patient can stay on hospice indefinitely, as long as a hospice doctor re-certifies their their terminal diagnosis every 60 days.

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One response to “CHEMED UNIT ACCUSED OF MEDICARE FRAUD PROVIDING HOSPICE CARE TO PEOPLE NOT DYING”

  1. Mr right says:

    Chemeds other subsidiary has a whistleblower case in Massachusetts in which 3 Master Plumbers blew the whistle on the company using unlicensed people posing as plumbers to fraud the consumers of the commonwealth and putting them in grave danger.