Genesis HealthCare to pay $600,000 in false claims settlement

Genesis Healthcare LLC will pay $600,000 to resolve False Claims Act allegations for a skilled nursing facility in Arlington, VA.

Potomac Center employees were accused of failing to provide patient care activities as recorded in the resident medical record of a patient and not providing certain care activities consistent with a physician order for more than a month in 2008, the Department of Justice, Eastern District of Virginia, said in a statement.  

In addition to the settlement, the nursing home chain will pay for a transition consultant to assist the new operator of the skilled nursing facility for a year. This consultant will help “identify risks and opportunities for improvement in providing skilled nursing services to residents at the facility.” 

"Genesis is a party to the settlement agreement in its parent capacity," said spokeswoman Jeanne Moore. However, "Potomac denies the allegations in the settlement agreement. The settlement is not an admission of liability by Potomac Center but a decision made to avoid the delay, uncertainty, inconvenience, and expense of potentially protracted civil litigation. 

The facility was sold in March 2015 and is now called Regency Care of Arlington.