A Delaware corporation that operates 146 nursing facilities across 11 different states settled a $128 million case with the United States government.
Extendicare agreed to the settlement relative to allegations that the corporation billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard skilled nursing services from 2007 to 2013. This settlement covers 33 of the company’s nursing homes across the following eight states: Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio.
Some of the allegations against Extendicare include understaffing, failure to provide adequate catheter care, and failure to appropriately prevent falls and pressure ulcers.
The Attorney General for Kentucky commented on the result of the settlement, stating that the settlement “illustrates the state and federal government’s emphasis on jointly combating health care fraud.”
Source: Daniel Kemp, “Conway Announces $28 Million Settlement with Extendicare Health Services,” SurfKY.com, October 12, 2014.