08-24-2018 Maine Health System Settles Case Involving Excluded Individual

On August 24, 2018, St. Mary’s Health System (St. Mary’s), Lewiston, Maine, entered into a $68,497.32 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that St. Mary’s employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care program. OIG’s investigation revealed that the excluded individual, a call center patient scheduler, provided…

08-02-2018 Ohio Skilled Nursing Facility Settles Case Involving Excluded Individual

On August 2, 2018, Ireland Health Care Center, Inc. d/b/a Singleton Health Care Center (SHCC), Cleveland, Ohio, entered into a $45,735.42 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that SHCC employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care program. OIG’s investigation revealed that the excluded individual, a licensed…

08-02-2018 Maine Chiropractic Practice Settles Case Involving Excluded Individual

On August 2, 2018, Gerrish Chiropractic Center (GCC), Bar Harbor, Maine, entered into a $7,019.10 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that GCC employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care program. OIG’s investigation revealed that the excluded individual, an office manager and chiropractic assistant, provided items…

07-02-2018 Vermont Physician and Practice Settle Case Involving Excluded Individual

On July 2, 2018, William H. Newman, M.D., and Allergy & Asthma Specialists of Northern Vermont, P.C. (collectively, “Dr. Newman”), entered into a $61,142.96 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Dr. Newman employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care program. OIG’s investigation revealed that the…

05-17-2018 Pennsylvania Home Health Company Settles Case Involving Excluded Individual

On May 17, 2018, Immediate Home Care (IHC) in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, entered into a $189,445.68 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that IHC employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care program. OIG’s investigation revealed that the excluded individual, a home health nurse, provided items or services…

05-04-2018 California Health System Settles Case Involving Excluded Individual

On May 4, 2018, Alameda Health System (AHS), California, entered into a $257,874 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that AHS employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care program. OIG’s investigation revealed that the excluded individual, an eligibility clerk, provided items or services to AHS’s patients…

03-27-2018 Ohio Home Health Company Settles Case Involving Excluded Individual

On March 27, 2018, ASAP Home Nurses, Inc. (ASAP), located in Wadsworth, Ohio, entered into a $11,406.26 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that ASAP employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care program. OIG’s investigation revealed that the excluded individual, a state tested nurse aide, provided…

03-26-2018 Wisconsin Independent Living Support Provider Settles Case

On March 26, 2018, Community Care, Inc. (CCI), located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, entered into a $208,585.20 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that CCI, a care management organization, contracted with an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care programs. OIG’s investigation revealed that the excluded individual provided for…

03-21-2018 New Jersey Pharmacy and Owner Settle Case Involving Excluded Individual

On March 21, 2018, Pharmex Pharmacy, LLC, and Israel Weber (collectively, “Pharmex”), Lakewood, New Jersey, entered into a $314,205.76 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Pharmex employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care programs. OIG’s investigation revealed that the excluded pharmacist provided items or services…

02-13-2018 Management Company Settles Case Involving Excluded Individual

On February 13, 2018, Southwest Trinity Management, LLC (STM), entered into a $141,986.36 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that STM, through a skilled nursing facility it owns and manages in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care program. OIG’s investigation revealed that…