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June 16, 2017

Posted  June 27, 2017

Pennsylvania-based skilled nursing facility operator Genesis Healthcare Inc. agreed to pay roughly $53.6 million to settle charges that companies and facilities acquired by Genesis violated the False Claims Act by causing the submission of false claims to government health care programs for medically unnecessary therapy and hospice services, and grossly substandard nursing care. The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by Joanne Cretney-Tsosie, Jennifer Deaton, Kimberley Green, Camaren Hampton, Teresa McAree, Terri West, and Brian Wilson, former employees of companies acquired by Genesis. They collectively will receive a whistleblower award of $9.67 million from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ

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