Palm Beach, Fa. – Healthquest, Inc. and its owners, Frank Jaramillo and Ruth Jaramillo, have agreed to pay $1.5 million to the United States to settle allegations that Healthquest paid kickbacks to marketers in order to induce patient referrals, the United States Attorney’s Office announced today. Healthquest is a home health care company located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The defendants also entered into a five-year Integrity Agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General that includes, among other things, an Arrangements Review including a systems review and a transaction review to be conducted by an Independent Review Organization.
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