Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Matt Curley discussed the compliance implications for hospice providers from two recent signs of the federal government’s heightened scrutiny of hospice services in an article that appeared on Modern Healthcare’s website on May 6 (the article is free with registration). Curley discussed the U.S. Department of Justice’s False Claims Act case against Vitas Hospice Services LLC and Vitas Healthcare Corporation and a report by HHS’ Office of Inspector General regarding the potential for overuse of general inpatient care by hospice providers who also own inpatient units. Bass, Berry & Sims’ Healthcare Fraud and Abuse team produced an Alert about the Vitas case on May 6 as well.