Nursing Home Chain To Pay $30M Over False Claims For Unnecessary Services
The U.S. Department of Justice launched its investigation into the facilities in 2008.
Orange County Register:
Dana Point-Based Company To Pay $28.5 Million To Settle Unnecessary Rehab Claims
Dana Point-based North American Health Care Inc. and two of its executives will pay $30 million in a Justice of Department settlement after they billed government health care programs for unnecessary treatments. According to the DOJ, which launched its probe of NAHC in 2008, the company submitted false claims to Medicare and TRICARE for unnecessary rehabilitation services. The services were provided to residents at the company’s 35 skilled nursing facilities, most of which are in California. (Madans, 9/19)
Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
Sebastopol, Petaluma Nursing Homes Part Of Federal Fraud Case
Two Sonoma County nursing homes are part of a nursing home chain being ordered to pay the government $30 million after billing it for rehab services patients didn’t need. The case, brought by the Department of Justice against Orange County-based North American Health Care, Inc., alleged the company submitted false claims to the government for “medically unnecessary” therapy services. Announced Monday, the settlement included Petaluma Care and Rehab, known now as Petaluma Post-Acute Rehab, and Sebastopol’s Apple Valley Convalescent, known now as Apple Valley Post-Acute Rehab, among the 35 nursing homes. (Warren, 9/19)