A nursing home in New Rochelle, New York, allegedly submitted more than 62,000 false claims to authorities over a four-year period has been forced to return $2.2 million to Medicaid, according to the Washington Examiner.
By settling to the False Claims suit, the nursing home, Glen Island Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, absorbed responsibility for charges that included falsely representing the degree of care required by residents and exaggerating the severity of the treatments of other residents, according to the Washington Examiner.
The nursing home then falsified records in an attempt to cover its tracks, according to the Examiner.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch announced the settlement. Schneiderman stressed the importance of caring for those who need the care, and the integrity that comes with that. He said, “Today we are saying: There is one set of rules for all nursing home providers – and my office is here to make sure those rules are followed.”
“Safeguarding public health care dollars is of critical concern, and my office will investigate and prosecute all allegations of impropriety by health care providers who obtain Medicaid funds to which they have no right,” he said, according to the Washington Examiner.
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