Genesis Healthcare Inc. has agreed to pay the federal government nearly $54 million to settle six whistleblower lawsuits alleging the company and its subsidiaries submitted false claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for unnecessary therapy and hospice services and provided “grossly substandard” care in its nursing homes. The Pennsylvania-based health care system, which owns and operates skilled nursing facilities, assisted/senior living facilities, and a rehabilitation therapy business, will pay the U.S. $53.64 million plus interest to resolve multiple allegations lodged by the whistleblower lawsuits. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, three Genesis subsidiaries in Nevada intentionally billed Medicare for ... Read More
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