Kentucky Nursing Home Accused of Medicare Fraud

ERLANGER, Ky. — TheU.S. attorney’s office in Erlanger, Kentucky has sued a nursing home for Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

According to WLWT-TV in Ohio, Federal authorities claim Villaspring Health Care and Rehabilitation, parent company Care spring Health Care Management and its owner billed for services that “were so inadequate that they were essentially worthless.”

The lawsuit is said to be the first to be filed by the government in Kentucky contending that a nursing home defrauded Medicare and Medicaid by submitting bills for “systemically poor” resident care.

The complaint accuses the home of violating the federal False Claims Act, committing common law fraud and unjust enrichment.

WLWT-TV stated the nursing home and its owners would face fines up to $11,000 per false claim if found responsible and would be forced to repay Medicare and Medicaid three times the government’s loss in the fraud.

Federal authorities said several patients at the nursing home suffered serious injuries from insufficient care, including five deaths.

The U.S attorney’s office claimed the care providers failed to follow doctors’ orders, correctly treat wounds or sores, update resident care plans or monitor blood-sugar levels for diabetic patients.

The nursing home denied the allegations in a Monday afternoon news conference.

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By:South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Pete Strom