A Nursing Home Is Convicted of False Claims Act and Settles to Pay $600,000

According to a recent McKnight’s article, Genesis Healthcare LLC has been found guilty of False Claims Act allegations for a skilled nursing facility in Arlington, VA and is subject to pay $600,000.  A statement from the Department of Justice, Eastern District of Virginia reported that Potomac Center staff neglected to implement patient care activities as recorded in the resident medical record of a patient and failed to provide certain care activities corresponding to a physician order for over a month in the year 2008.

Not only is there a settlement, the nursing home chain is mandated to pay for a transition consultant to facilitate the new operator of the skilled nursing facility for a year. This consultant is responsible for identifying risks and opportunities for the enhancement of skilled nursing services to the facility’s residents.

According to spokeswoman Jeanne Moore, Potomac Center refuses to take responsibility for the allegations stated in the settlement agreement and is simply agreeing to pay the settlement in order “to avoid the delay, uncertainty, inconvenience, and expense of potentially protracted civil litigation.”

The news article states that the facility was sold in March of last year and is now known as Regency Care of Arlington.