Nursing Home Co. Settles FCA Suit Over Subpar Wound Care

Law360, New York (January 3, 2013, 4:23 PM EST) -- Nursing facility operator Golden Living will pay over $613,000 to settle a former employee's whistleblower suit claiming the company defrauded government health care programs by providing inadequate and worthless wound care services to residents at two of its Atlanta-area nursing homes, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

The federal government, which intervened in the qui tam suit originally filed by Dr. Joseph Micca in 2010, accused Texas-based GGNSC Holdings LLC, which operates over 300 facilities in 21 U.S. states under the Golden Living name, of submitting false claims...
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