SD Hospice

by Joanne Faryon | inewsource

In documents filed in bankruptcy court, the U.S. Dept. of Justice filed a $112.8  million dollar claim against the now defunct San Diego Hospice for submitting “false claims,” among other things.

The federal government also indicated it’s conducting a criminal investigation “to determine whether any federal health care offenses... have been committed.”

San Diego Hospice filed for bankruptcy earlier this year in the midst of a Medicare audit looking into whether it took patients into care who were not eligible.

Joanne Faryon is a freelance reporter and former inewsource and KPBS reporter.