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Tennessee Senior Living Community Chain Settles Case Involving Allegations of Employing Excluded Individuals

Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. and three subsidiaries (collectively, Brookdale) - a chain of senior living communities headquartered in Brentwood, TN - entered into a settlement agreement with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, effective July 24, 2014. The $353,248.82 settlement resolves allegations that Brookdale employed two individuals who were excluded from participating in any Federal health care programs. After one of the individuals self-disclosed to OIG that she worked as a documentation trainer at Brookdale during her exclusion, OIG opened an investigation to determine if Brookdale had employed any additional excluded individuals. During the course of the investigation, Brookdale disclosed that it employed another excluded individual as a nurse during the period of her exclusion.

Action Details

  • Date:July 24, 2014
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions