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Diakon’s Erroneous Claims to Medicare Cost Hospice $10.56M—12/02/11

Diakon Hospice Saint John, which operates hospice care facilities in Pennsylvania, has agreed to pay $10.56 million in a false claims settlement. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the HHS’ Office of the Inspector General, Diakon erroneously submitted claims to Medicare for hospice care provided to individuals who were not eligible to be beneficiaries at that time. These errors went on from 2004 to 2010. The President of Kiakon, Mark T. Pile, apologized for the “mistakes,” which he claims were “unintentional.”

Read more at: http://www.timesleader.com/news/Claims_in_error_cost_hospice__10_56M_12-02-2011.html

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