Health Care Provider Commits Fraud- Civil and Criminal
BENEFITS FRAUD INVESTIGATION ENDS IN DEFERRED PROSECUTION, $150M SETTLEMENT
Federal prosecutors in New Jersey struck a $150 million deal Monday to settle civil and criminal claims against a national home health care provider that admittedly received $61 million in government reimbursements through fraud. Maxim Healthcare Services Inc. of Columbia, Md., entered a deferred prosecution agreement, allowing it to forego criminal prosecution while paying $130 million in civil settlements and $20 million in criminal penalties and adhering to specified conditions. At a press conference on Monday, Assistant Attorney General Tony West, of Washington, D.C., called the settlement the largest ever agreed to by a provider of home health care.
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