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Merrifield Hospice Care to Pay $3 Million to Settle Billing Allegations

A Merrifield-based hospice care service will pay millions to settle allegations that it submitted incorrect claims to Medicare.

Capital Caring has agreed to pay $3.1 million to “settle allegations that it caused the government to overpay the organization as a result of billings it submitted to the Medicare Program for hospice services,” according to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Headquartered at 2900 Telestar Court, Capital Caring provides advanced home care and hospice services in the D.C. area.

More from the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia:

The overpayments were the result of claims Capital Caring submitted to Medicare for hospice services for patients who the government alleged either did not meet the hospice eligibility guidelines for the Medicare Program, Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, or for whom the hospice clinical record information maintained by Capital Caring was insufficient to support Medicare hospice coverage.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia worked with the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General on the civil matter.

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