Nursing Home Chain Inks Record $145M FCA Deal With DOJ

By Jeff Overley (October 24, 2016, 12:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday said nursing home giant Life Care Centers of America will pay $145 million to end False Claims Act litigation that alleged it billed Medicare for excess treatment, a record FCA settlement for the nursing industry.

The deal ends two whistleblower cases as well as an unjust enrichment suit brought by the DOJ against Forrest L. Preston, owner of Tennessee-based Life Care, which has more than 200 locations. Whistleblowers Tammie Taylor and Glenda Martin, former employees of Life Care, will share a $29 million cut of the payout.

According to the DOJ, the settlement is...

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