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The Ensign Group Agreed to Pay $7,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Employing Excluded Individuals

On September 26, 2018, The Ensign Group (Ensign), Livingston Care Associates d/b/a Timberwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (Timberwood), and 24th Street Healthcare Associates, LLC d/b/a Desert Terrace Healthcare Center (Desert Terrace), entered into a $7,583.47 settlement agreement with OIG. Ensign made a disclosure submission concerning its subsidiaries Timberwood and Desert Terrace pursuant to its CIA. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Ensign, through Timberwood and Desert Terrace, employed two individuals that it knew or should have known were excluded from participation in Federal health care programs.

Action Details

  • Date:September 26, 2018
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CIA Reportable Events