Virginia Pain Management Practice settles False Claims Act case

By Jeffrey J. Downey, Attorney, practicing in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia Richmond, Virginia – A Virginia based pain management practice, Physical Medicine Associates, LTD. settled a federal case in April of 2019, for allegedly billing for services as “incident to” a physician’s service, with the services having been performed by nurses and … Read more →

DOJ’s Dismissal of the HCR ManorCare Fraud case demonstrates an underlying policy shift in the current Administration’s “fight” against Medicare Fraud

Press Release: United States, ex rel. Christine Ribik v. HCR ManorCare Inc., (E.D. Virginia)November 21, 2017The Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey, McLean Virginia. “On November 8, 2017 the Department of Justice signaled its surrender in one of the largest False Claims Act cases ever filed against a nursing home chain for Medicare Fraud,” explains … Read more →

Press Release: The False Claims Act case against HCR ManorCare moves into its final phase as Carlyle surrenders Control of its Equity Interest to QCP amid claims of financial insolvency

Press release – June 29, 2017The Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey On June 11, 2017 the Washington Post reported that the Carlyle Group, a private equity powerhouse, was ceding control of the HCR ManorCare to Quality Care Properties, a publicly traded REIT, that was spun off by HCP. HCP had purchased the ManorCare properties … Read more →

Judge Limits ManorCare’s Defenses in False Claims Act Case

In April 2015, the federal government announced that it was intervening in a False Claims Act case against HCR ManorCare and other related companies for allegedly committing Medicare fraud in the provision of rehabilitation services.  The case is currently pending in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. On September 8, 2015, … Read more →

Medicare Fraud: Justice Department Intervenes in False Claims Act Whistleblower Case Regarding HCR ManorCare Nursing Facilities

DC Whistleblower Attorneys Qui Tam (Whistle-Blower) Medicare false healthcare claims legal complaints and related documents were recently in a False Claims Act case against HCR ManorCare for alleged Medicare fraud committed by its skilled nursing facilities.  HCR ManorCare, based in Ohio, is the second largest nursing home chain in the United States, with some 500 … Read more →