11-01-2018 Ohio Nursing Home Settles Case Involving Excluded Individual
On July 23, 2015, Itasca County, Minnesota, and its nursing home, the Itasca Nursing Home d/b/a Grand Village (Itasca), a county-owned nursing home in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, entered into a $179,484.98 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Itasca employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care programs. OIG’s investigation revealed that the excluded individual, a housekeeper and health information specialist, provided items and services to Itasca patients that were billed to Federal health care programs. Senior Counsel Patrick Garcia represented OIG with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Mariel Filtz.