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AG Healey Settles with Mental Health Provider Over Alleged False Claims

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and the DOJ reached a settlement with outpatient mental health company Pathways of Massachusetts, LLC (“Pathways”) and its former parent company Molina Healthcare, Inc. (“Molina”) to resolve allegations that Pathways submitted fraudulent claims to Massachusetts’ Medicaid program in violation of the federal and Massachusetts False Claims Acts.  The settlement further resolved…

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FTC Blocks Anticompetitive Veterinary Clinic Acquisition

The FTC reached a settlement with JAB Consumer Partners, owner of Compassion-First Pet Hospitals and National Veterinary Associates, Inc., two firms that operate chains of veterinary clinics providing general, specialty, and emergency care, and SAGE Veterinary Partners, LLC to resolve allegations that JAB’s proposed $1.1 billion acquisition of SAGE would have significant anticompetitive impact in…

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AG Healey Settles With Home Health Agency Over Purportedly Unauthorized Services

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey settled with home health agency Integrity Home Care Solutions, LLC, and its owners and officers (collectively, “Integrity”) to resolve alleged violations of MassHealth regulations. According to the AG’s office, Integrity allegedly failed to obtain physician authorization to confirm that services are medically necessary before submitting claims to MassHealth. Under the terms…

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Massachusetts AG Healey Settles With Nursing Homes Over Claimed Patient Care Lapses

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey has settled with five nursing homes in the Commonwealth over allegations of patient neglect, insufficient staff training, and inadequate care, which in some situations involved deaths of nursing home residents. The settlements, which include financial penalties ranging from $30,000 to $81,500, total over $250,000, most of which will go to the…

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