A Florida-based home health care business will repay just over $5.1 million to the government.
Timothy Beach and Stuart Christensen, two former employees of the Doctor’s Choice, and the firm itself will pay $5.15 million to resolve claims that the agency provided innapropriate financial payments to referring physicians.
The firm will pay $3.86 million to settle the claims and the former executives each will pay $647,000.
In addition, the company will pay out $675,000 on other allegations that employees pushed clinical employees to increase the number of health home visits to higher reimbursement payouts.
The settlements also resolve with claims that Doctor’s Choice deployed unnecessary treatments to Medicare patients in order to increase the number of doctor visits.