Two California Nursing Homes Accused of Medicare and Medicaid Fraud

On August 29, 2014, the United States Department of Justice filed an action against two nursing homes located in Watsonville, California for defrauding the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Filed under the False Claims Act (FCA), the lawsuit seeks recovery of $20 million and alleges that the nursing homes “severely overmedicated numerous residents, causing serious injuries and deaths over the course of six years.” Some of the alleged injuries resulting from the overmedication include “infection, sepsis, malnutrition, dehydration, falls, fractures, pressure sores,” and death.

* This article was originally published in the Health Care Counsel blog. To read it in its entirety, click here.


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