Feds Join Whistleblower Case In Massive Hospice Medicare Fraud by Hospice of Comforter Inc. (HOTCI)

The Justice Department has joined in a whistleblower action against Hospice of Comforter Inc. (HOTCI) for false Medicare billings. The whistleblower in the case, HOTCI’s former Vice President of Finance Douglas Stone says that HOTCI knowingly submitted fraudulent claims to Medicare for hospice care for patients who were not terminally ill. He alleged that the Chief Executive Officer instructed employees to admit Medicare recipients for hospice care even where there had not yet been a determination that they were eligible for hospice benefit.