Denver Skilled Nursing Facility Settles CMP Case
A Denver, Colorado, skilled nursing facility that employed an individual who had been excluded from participation in all Federal health programs and provided items and services to residents who were Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries has agreed to pay a civil monetary penalty of $242,434.92, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced. OIG's investigation revealed that the Denver North Care Center had employed an excluded nurse that provided items and services to Denver North Care Center patients that were paid for by Medicare and Medicaid. The effect of an OIG exclusion is that no payment may be made by any Federal health care program for any items or services furnished by an excluded individual. The settlement agreement, effective February 25, 2015, was entered into with both the OIG and the State of Colorado. Senior Counsels David M. Blank and Patrick Garcia, along with Paralegal Specialist Eula Taylor, represented OIG.
- Date:February 25, 2015
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions