On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio announced a $19.5 million settlement with three companies and their chief executives relating to False Claims Act allegations brought against them. Foundations Health Solutions Inc., Olympia Therapy Inc., and Tridia Hospice Care Inc. were alleged to have submitted Medicare claims for medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy and hospice services.

Specifically, Foundations Health Solutions and Olympia Therapy allegedly submitted false Medicare claims for excessive levels of physical therapy at 18 skilled nursing facilities from January 2008 through December 2012.

Tridia’s alleged false claims, from April 2011 through December 2013, revolved around patients who were ineligible for Medicare hospice coverage because the company failed to certify the patients or conduct proper medical evaluations. Additionally, Brian Colleran and Daniel Parker, chief executives for the three companies, allegedly solicited and received kickbacks for referring patients from skilled nursing facilities they controlled to a certain home health agency from January 2008 through December 2012.

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