The overpayments occurred during
the period of 2010-15, when
Caring. During that period, Davis also carried the title of founding president
of WV Caring. She assumed the title of WV Caring president and CEO in 2016.
She stepped down from both
chief visionary officer and founding president.
According to the
Attorney's Office, "The overpayments were the result of claims Capital
Caring submitted to Medicare for hospice services for patients who the
government alleged either did not meet the hospice eligibility guidelines for
the Medicare Program, Title XVIII of the Social Security Act or for whom the
hospice clinical record information maintained by Capital Caring was
insufficient to support Medicare hospice coverage."
The investigation involved a coordinated effort by the
The civil claims settled are allegations only, the
Office said. There has been no determination of civil liability.
Capital Caring also announced the settlement in its own
"Capital Caring cooperated fully with the review of
certain hospice records for services furnished during that time period -- 4 to 9
years ago," it said. "This finalized resolution avoids protracted and expensive
litigation over disagreements related to hospice records and was resolved
without any allegations of fraudulent billing. Furthermore, this action
underscores Capital Caring's continued commitment to the families and communities
it serves in
Capital Caring Interim CEO
the position in
thorough review of hospice services provided a number of years ago. This
resolution allows us to keep focused, without distraction, on what Capital
Caring does best: providing the highest quality care for those individuals
coping with life-limiting illnesses."
Davis assumed her post at Capital Caring in 2006, taking over
the job from an interim CEO.
times during the following years: executive director through 2009; founding
president from 2009 through 2015; and president and CEO in 2016.
WV Caring and Capital Caring had a joint operating agreement
finalized in 2016 and terminated in
Koutsoumpas said at the time, "As many of you know, the Capital Caring
WV Caring's spokeswoman was not in her office on Tuesday. Contacted by cell phone, she said she had not seen an email with questions about the settlement and was unable to comment.
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