Nursing home, management reach $3.8M settlement with feds in kickbacks case
Jun 23, 2023
A California skilled nursing facility run by the state’s largest nursing owner has, in conjunction with its management firm, agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle kickback allegations brought by a whistleblower.
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May 18, 2023
Nursing home lawsuits contest $20 million cap on pandemic-related loans … Former nursing home owner, admin settle claims they paid kickbacks for referrals, changed patients’ insurance … GAO updates...
The pandemic doesn’t mean you can sleep on anti-kickback law compliance
Neville M. Bilimoria
Sep 22, 2021
On September 8, 2021, the Department of Justice, in connection with the Office of Inspector General, announced a settlement of $17 million against a home health agency that purchased two home health agencies...
Overflow crowd sees former American Senior Communities CEO get 9½ years for $19 million fraud, kickback...
James M. Berklan
Jul 02, 2018
A U.S. District Court judge leaned closer to prosecuting attorneys’ recommendations than defense attorneys’ on Friday and sentenced former nursing home executive James Burkhart to 9½-years...
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Mar 08, 2018
Chicago home health owner sentenced to 18 months in cash-for-patients scheme … Landmark trial shows opioids have no pain-relieving advantage … Many Type 2 diabetics can relax their blood sugar...
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Feb 13, 2018
Psychiatrists, marketer pushed patients to home health company for kickbacks, feds say … More Wisconsin nursing homes closing due to low reimbursement, advocates say … Families of skilled nursing...
Omnicare settles kickback, FCA cases for $31 million
Jul 06, 2017
Long-term care pharmacy giant Omnicare agreed to pay a total of $31 million in May to settle allegations it submitted false claims and accepted kickbacks to promote certain drugs.
New pharmacy owner agrees to $5 million settlement in anti-kickback case
May 08, 2015
A North Carolina pharmacy services company agreed Wednesday to pay a $5 million civil fine to settle federal anti-kickback violations alleged to have occurred under prior ownership, the U.S. Attorney’s...
Former NQF safety advocate settles false claims complaint for $1 million
Mar 06, 2015
The former chair of a National Quality Forum safety committee has agreed to pay a $1 million civil fine to settle allegations he violated the False Claims Act by soliciting and accepting kickbacks, according...
Doctor accused of vastly overprescribing antipsychotic to nursing home residents loses license
Aug 12, 2014
A Chicago psychiatrist has been stripped of his medical license over charges that he received kickbacks and overprescribed antipsychotic drug clozapine to nursing home residents.