Former HealthEssentials Execs Pay $1M To End FCA Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (January 10, 2014, 5:36 PM EST) -- Two former executives of defunct geriatric health care company HealthEssentials Solutions Inc. have agreed to pay more than $1 million to resolve claims that they caused the company to submit millions of dollars in false claims to Medicare, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.

Michael R. Barr, former CEO of Lousville, Ky.-based HealthEssentials, will pay $1 million to resolve the False Claims Act allegations, while the company's former CFO, Norman J. Pfaadt, will pay $20,000, according to authorities. The claims arose in part from a...
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