Nursing Home Settlement Follows Insurance Fraud Claim

A nursing home facility has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle fraudulent insurance claims. The nursing home failed to provide activities to patients that required levels of activity based on physician's orders. The activities were documented, but not provided. The settlement also resulted in a special consultant for one year to verify activities will be offered as required and to identify risks or places for improvement.  

“Nursing home residents rely upon Medicare and Medicaid programs to receive life sustaining, and other essential medical services,” said the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “It is my hope that nursing homes residents will receive improved care as a result of this settlement.” For more, read the story