Two Nursing Homes Fined Large Amounts After Hiring Banned Worker
Two nursing homes were hit with big fines for having an unauthorized employee.
Federal prosecutors say that both nursing homes hired a nurse who had been previously banned from working in facilities that receive federal health care funds, like Medicare. Such bans often result from fraud convictions, though prosecutors did not release specific details about the employee.
To settle the case with the government, one nursing home paid $175,000 in penalties, while the other paid $40,000. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.
Posted on Thu, September 17, 2009
by Robert Carter