ProPublica, September 14, 2011

One of the nation's largest health-care staffing companies has agreed to pay $150 million to settle sweeping criminal and civil fraud allegations of submitting false bills to federal and state health programs. Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. was accused of submitting more than $61 million in fraudulent billings to government health programs for services that were either not provided or not eligible for reimbursement, according to a press release Monday from the U.S. Department of Justice [1]. Eight former Maxim employees, as well as the parent of a former Maxim patient, have pleaded guilty to felony charges.

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