The largest for-profit hospice chain in the nation and its parent company have agreed to pay $75 million to resolve false claims allegations for hospice services, the Department of Justice announced. The resolution is the largest amount recovered from a provider of hospice services under the False Claims Act, according to the DOJ.
Chemed Corporation (NYSE: CHE) and wholly owned subsidiaries, including Vitas Hospice Services and Vitas Healthcare—the nation’s largest for-profit hospice chain—settled with the Justice Department. Cincinati-based Chemed acquired Vitas in 2004.
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