- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities in New York say they’ve reached a $6 million settlement with a hospice agency resolving allegations it submitted false reimbursement claims for nursing services that weren’t provided.

New York’s attorney general and federal prosecutors in Manhattan say the agreement approved in federal court is with Compassionate Care Hospice of New York.

The Bronx for-profit hospice is an affiliate of Compassionate Care Hospice Group based in Parsippany, N.J., with affiliates in 22 states.

Authorities say $1.68 million will go back to Medicaid, the rest to the federal Medicare program.

They alleged that in 2010-2011 the Bronx hospice failed to make certain nursing services routinely available around-the-clock, maintain adequate clinical records or ensure nursing was provided in accordance with care plans.

The company did not immediately reply to requests for comment.

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