A nursing home conglomerate that owns 24 nursing homes in one state agreed to pay $4 million to settle False Claims Act allegations, a U.S. attorney’s office for that state announced.
According to a news release, the nursing home company's facilities billed Medicare and Medicaid for services for which the residents did not qualify, were not medically necessary or were not supported by documentation. The settlement agreement is not an admission of liability.
A lawyer representing the nursing home company said the company doesn’t believe its facilities engaged in any wrongdoing but made a business decision to end the seven-year dispute and focus its attention on providing care to its residents. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.
Posted on Sun, May 24, 2009
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