Another Philadelphia-area facility settles with feds on inadequate quality care allegations

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The 14th quality care case within the past eight years to be contended in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania wrapped up with another facility settling with the federal government, according to an announcement by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Green Acres Rehabilitation agreed to pay the government $143,000, as well as spend $25,000 within the next year on equipment and services to enhance the quality of services. It will also develop a corporate compliance system that will oversee all six of the long-term care facilities under the parent company, Greenacres Health Systems.

The government investigated Green Acres for claims of allegedly poor quality services from January through June 2004. The government also claimed it had civil monetary claims under the False Claims Act after the facility filed for reimbursement from federal health care programs in connection with the allegedly inadequate services.