Ensign Group To Pay $48M To End Medicare Overbilling Probe

Law360, New York (November 20, 2013, 12:09 PM EST) -- Nursing home operator The Ensign Group Inc. will pay $48 million to settle allegations that six of its California facilities submitted false claims to Medicare for unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.

Ensign, which owns a collection of nursing, rehabilitative care services, home health, hospice care, assisted living and urgent care companies across the western U.S., also agreed that each of its facilities would be bound by the terms of a corporate integrity agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and...
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