Utah nursing home pays OIG-HHS over $40,000 for employing excluded nursing assistant

by Ben Vernia | October 27th, 2014

On October 16, the Office of Inspector General of HHS announced (no permalink available) that a Utah skilled nursing facility had agreed to pay over $40,000 for employing a certified nursing assistant who had been excluded from participating in federal health care programs. According to OIG-HHS’s press release:

Manor Care of South Ogden UT, LLC d/b/a ManorCare Health Services – South Ogden (MCHS – South Ogden), a skilled nursing facility located in Utah, entered into a settlement agreement with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, effective October 16, 2014. The $41,129.76 settlement resolves allegations that MCHS – South Ogden employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care programs. OIG’s investigation revealed that the excluded individual, a certified nursing assistant, provided items and services to MCHS – South Ogden patients that were billed to Federal health care programs. Senior Counsel Nicole Caucci and Associate Counsel Kaitlyn L. Dunn represented OIG in this case.

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