OIG-HHS recovers $376,000 from nursing home which self-disclosed employing excluded persons

by Ben Vernia | December 10th, 2010

On December 6, the Office of Inspector General of HHS announced a $376,000 settlement of Civil Monetary Penalties liability with Indianapolis-based American Senior Communities, LLC. According to the OIG-HHS’s press release:

OIG alleged that ASC employed seven individuals who ASC knew or should have known were excluded from participation in Federal health care programs. These employees furnished items and services for which ASC was paid by Federal health care programs. Therefore, ASC was subject to CMP liability. To resolve the allegations, ASC will pay $376,432.

The company certified that it had adopted policies and practices to ensure that it would not in the future hire or contract with an excluded person or entity.

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