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New York Group Home Owner Agrees to Voluntary Exclusion

On April 11, 2018, in connection with the resolution of his False Claims Act liability, Benard Rorie (Rorie), Brooklyn, New York, agreed to be excluded from participation in all Federal health care programs for a period of ten years under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(7). OIG's investigation revealed that Rorie accepted kickbacks in the form of cash payments from Narco Freedom, Inc. (Narco Freedom), an operator of outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation programs, to refer the residents of group homes managed by Rorie's company, Joining Hands, to Narco Freedom for outpatient programs and to enforce the residents' attendance at those programs regardless of the need for outpatient treatment. Senior Counsels David Fuchs and Geeta Taylor represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:April 11, 2018
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions