FALSE CLAIMS LAWSUIT LEADS TO GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION

Photobucket WASHINGTON D.C. (AUGUST 9, 2011) – The U.S. Department of Justice has announced it is intervening in a lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act against Nurses’ Registry and Home Health Corporation brought in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Under the qui tam provisions of the Act, individuals can initiate lawsuits on behalf of the United States and share in any monies received as the result of the suit. In this case, two former employees of Nurses’ Registry, Alicia Robinson-Hill and David Price, accused the home health agency of exaggerating medical conditions and needs of patients in order to increase the dollar amount of claims presented to Medicare and making false claims to Medicare for unnecessary home health services.
The government has asked the court to allow 45 days in order to present its complaint against Nurses’ Registry and Home Health Corporation.
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