11-01-2018 Ohio Nursing Home Settles Case Involving Excluded Individual
A group home providing services to disabled individuals has settled with the HHS Office of the Inspector General allegations that it employed a nurse who has been excluded from participation in Federal health care programs and allowed that person to care for residents. The facility, Agape Homes, LLC, of Avondale, Arizona also offers day treatment services. Under federal law, a provider who has been excluded from federal health care programs can neither provide services to Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries nor have those services paid for by Medicare or Medicaid. Agape agreed to pay $41,995.30 to settle these allegations. Senior Counsel Nancy W. Brown represented OIG.