Chemed Corp and its subsidiaries, including Vitas Hospice Services LLC and Vitas Healthcare Corp, have agreed to pay $75 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging false claims for hospice services to Medicare, the U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement on Oct. 30. The claims relate to billing for ineligible patients and inflated levels of care, the department said in a statement. Vitas Hospice Services is the largest U.S. for-profit hospice chain. We did not have all of the details of this settlement at press time.

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