Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
The law firm of Statman, Harris & Eyrich, LLC announces that it is investigating a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") against Chemed Corporation and various wholly-owned hospice subsidiaries alleging they routinely and systematically defrauded Medicare (United States vs. Vitas Hospice Services LLC, et al., W.D. Mo.; Case No. 13-cv-449). Shareholders are encouraged to contact the firm to discuss their legal rights.
The filed complaint alleges that Chemed and its subsidiaries: 1) knowingly submitted, or caused the submission of, false claims to Medicare for crisis care services that were not necessary, not actually provided, or not performed in accordance with Medicare requirements; 2) set goals for the number of crisis care days that were to be billed to Medicare; 3) allegedly used aggressive marketing tactics and pressured staff to increase the numbers of crisis care claims submitted to Medicare, without regard to whether the services were appropriate or were actually being provided. In addition, the DOJ complaint alleges that the companies knowingly submitted, or caused the submission of, false claims for hospice care for patients who were not terminally ill and that the companies paid bonuses to staff based on the number of patients enrolled in the program and based on patients who were admitted for longer lengths of stay, and took adverse employment actions against marketing representatives who did not meet monthly hospice admissions goals.
Shareholders who wish to discuss this action, would like more information about serving as lead plaintiff, or have any questions concerning their rights or interests with respect to these matters, are encouraged to contact Brian Giles, Esq. at (513) 345-8181 or at classaction(at)statmanharris(dot)com for further information without any obligation.
Statman, Harris & Eyrich, LLC, which has significant experience in consumer and securities fraud class actions and derivative litigation, has offices in Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan and Sarasota, Florida. http://www.statmanharris.com Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.
CONTACT: Statman, Harris & Eyrich, LLC
Brian Giles Esq.
441 Vine Street, Suite 3700
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 345-8181