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Federal justice officials accuse hospice provider of Medicare fraud
California Watch

A national for-profit hospice care company partially owned by a San Francisco private equity firm has been accused of bilking Medicare of millions of dollars, according to a legal complaint filed this week by the U.S. Department of Justice.

In court documents, the government contends that since at least 2007, Texas-based AseraCare Hospice has fraudulently certified patients as terminally ill to illegally collect Medicare payments.