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November 16, 2017

Posted  December 11, 2017

Four San Diego-area nursing homes owned by Los Angeles-based Brius Management Co. agreed to pay as much as $6.9 million to resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickbacks Statute by paying kickbacks for patient referrals to discharge planners at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego.  The four nursing homes involved are Point Loma Convalescent Hospital, Brighton Place – San Diego, Brighton Place – Spring Valley, and Amaya Springs Health Care Center.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by Viki Bell-Manako, a former employee of one of the Brius nursing homes.  She will receive a whistleblower award of 20% of the proceeds of the government’s recoveryDOJ (CDCA)

Tagged in: Anti-Kickback and Stark, FCA Federal, SNF, Whistleblower Case, Whistleblower Rewards,