Judge Dismisses False Claims Act Complaint Against Almost Family

A federal judge recently dismissed a complaint about home health company Almost Family, Inc., regarding its Medicare billing practices. 

A False Claims Act complaint was filed against the Louisville, Ky.-headquartered company in 2011, alleging that the company “gamed the Medicare and Medicaid system” by purposely providing a certain number of home health visits to patients in order to trigger additional payments under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) home health prospective payment program (PPS). 

But after the U.S. Department of Justice decided not to join the case, the whistleblowers decided to voluntarily file to dismiss the case without prejudice, Almost Family said in its first quarter earnings report. The government consented to this filing and dismissed the case without prejudice. 

Written by Alyssa Gerace

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