TITLE

VPA to pay $9.5M to settle whistle-blower lawsuits

AUTHOR(S)
Greene, Jay
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Crain's Detroit Business;1/11/2010, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Voluntary Physicians Association (VPA), a Michigan-based home health care company, has agreed to pay 9.5 million dollars to settle four whistle-blower lawsuits, according to Terrence Berg, first assistant with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit. The agreement settles allegations that VPA submitted claims to Medicare, TriCare and the Michigan Medicaid program for unnecessary home visits, tests and procedures and management services than were actually provided.
ACCESSION #
47580471

 

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