SNF operator, execs pay $30M over improper Medicare and Tricare billing
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Monday, October 10, 2016 01:00 PM

A skilled-nursing facility company and two of its executives will pay $30 million to settle allegations that they charged the government for medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services.

The U.S. Justice Department alleged that North American Health Care sought payment from Medicare and Tricare for medically unnecessary services provided at its 35 skilled-nursing facilities from 2005 to 2011, a violation of the False Claims Act. Under the terms of the settlement, NAHC will pay $28.5 million, while its board Chairman shells out $1 million and Senior Vice President of Reimbursement Analysis pays $500,000.