Calif. Nursing Home Facility To Pay $48M To Settle Medicare Fraud Claims
Ensign Group, a Mission Viejo based nursing-home operator, has agreed to pay $48 million to settle allegations that six Ensign facilities from 1999 to 2011 regularly submitted false claims to Medicare for physical, occupational and speech therapy services that were not medically necessary from 1999 to 2011. It has yet to be determined how much of the settlement funds the two former Ensign employees who filed the whistleblower lawsuits will receive.
- "Nursing-Home Firm To Pay $48 Million To Settle Medicare Fraud Case" (Flores, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 11/19).