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TN home health provider agrees to $25M settlement

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NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - One of Tennessee's largest home health providers has agreed to pay $25 million to resolve allegations of false billing to the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that between 2006 and 2013, Nashville-based CareAll Management LLC allegedly violated the False Claims Act by overstating the severity of patients' conditions to increase billings, and billing for services that were not medically necessary.

This is CareAll's second settlement of alleged False Claims Act violations within the last two years.

As part of the settlement announced Wednesday, the companies agreed to be bound by the terms of an enhanced and extended corporate integrity agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General in an effort to avoid future fraud and compliance failures.

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