Health system that spent nursing home pay on its other businesses cleared in False Claims lawsuit
James M. Berklan
Oct 19, 2023
A New York healthcare system that invested nursing home reimbursements in other parts of its business is not subject to False Claims Act litigation, a federal court has ruled.
When False Claims cases ring … false
James M. Berklan
Sep 21, 2023
To much of the rooting US public, the False Claims Act is a heroic piece of legislation that guards the “little guy” against big, bad corporations.
NY nursing home landlord, former operators to pay $7.2M in False Claims settlement
Feb 28, 2023
The landlord of an upstate New York nursing home and the unlicensed operators who ran the facility for years before its 2021 closure have agreed to pay nearly $7.2 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations.
NJ firm encouraged nursing home staff to make bogus hospice referrals: lawsuit
Jan 05, 2023
A New Jersey company pressured nursing home staff to refer ineligible patients to hospice care, exaggerating their conditions and defrauding the government in the process, a federal whistleblower lawsuit...
Illinois SNF operator vindicated as whistleblower suit falls short
Aug 23, 2022
Heritage Operations Group has been vindicated in a whistleblower claim filed by a former Omnicare pharmacist who alleged the Illinois-based nursing home operator violated the False Claims Act by improperly...
Federal enforcement settlements with providers doubled as courts reopened
Jul 11, 2022
The federal government won $5 billion in healthcare fraud judgments last fiscal year, a staggering increase after a COVID lull.
‘Grossly substandard’ care leads to False Claims charges for Ohio-based nursing home operator
Jun 16, 2022
The Justice Department late Wednesday announced it has sued three connected nursing homes in Ohio and Pennsylvania, citing their “grossly substandard skilled nursing services.”
Government backs off another HCR ManorCare case
Mar 12, 2018
The Department of Justice has declined to intervene in a massive, seven-year-old False Claims Act case against HCR ManorCare, newly unsealed court documents show.
Memphis rehabilitation center to pay $500K for providing ‘worthless’ services
Feb 06, 2018
Spring Gate Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Memphis will pay $500,000 to federal authorities and Tennessee to resolve false claims allegations.
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Feb 02, 2018
Seniors housing and care transaction volume declined in 2017 … Brooklyn home health company settles Medicaid false claims case for $6.4 million … New group aims to improve diagnosis of muscle-sapping...