- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - The federal and state governments have settled civil fraud claims against a New York City hospice agency.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman say Compassionate Care Hospice failed to provide adequate nursing services at its Bronx location.

The complaint says that, among other things, nurses routinely missed patient visits and then falsified files to cover it up.

CCH-New York has agreed to pay about $4.9 million to the federal government and $1.6 million to the state to resolve its liability.

The agency also has agreed to make changes and will be monitored for five years.

The investigation began after a complaint by a former employee.

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