Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Jeff Gibson provided comments for an article in Hospice News detailing the False Claims Act case against hospice provider, Heartland Hospice, that also details the government’s focus within this broader long-term care industry. The qui tam case against Heartland recently was dismissed with prejudice by a federal judge.

“Overall, qui tam cases continue to be filed in increasingly high numbers year over year,” said Jeff. “We continue to see an increase in both civil and criminal investigations involving hospice providers.  Hospice fraud continues to feature prominently in [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General’s] Work Plan.”

The full article, “Court Dismisses Fraud Case Against Heartland Hospice,” was published by Hospice News on June 27, 2019, and is available online.

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