Navigation Links
United States Intervenes in False Claims Act Suit Against Virginia Medicaid Providers
Date:11/4/2009

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia have intervened in a False Claims Act suit in the Western District of Virginia against the Medicaid providers Universal Health Services Inc., Keystone Marion LLC and Keystone Education and Youth Services LLC, the Justice Department announced today. They did business as the Keystone Marion Youth Center, a residential facility in Marion, Va., that receives Medicaid funds to provide psychiatric counseling and treatment for boys ages 11-17.

This False Claims Act lawsuit was filed by several former therapists who worked at the Marion residential facility. The suit alleges that defendants provided sub-standard care to adolescents in violation of federal and state Medicaid requirements, falsified records to cover up their serious violations and filed false Medicaid claims. Under the False Claims Act, a health care provider that submits false or fraudulent claims to a federal health care program is liable for three times the government's damages, plus a civil penalty for each false claim.

"The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that Medicaid recipients, particularly troubled adolescents in need of psychiatric services, receive the appropriate care and treatment they require," said Tony West, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. "We must protect Medicaid from fraudulent practices that deprive beneficiaries of the quality health care they deserve."

"The Medicaid program was designed to ensure that the most vulnerable members of our society receive quality medical care. The intervention in this suit demonstrates our commitment in the Western District of Virginia to protecting the integrity of Medicaid funds and holding those who violate the law accountable," said U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy.

Assistant Attorney General West acknowledged the efforts made by the Civil Division of the Justice Department, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia, the Virginia Attorney General's office, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General and the Commonwealth of Virginia's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. United American Nurses Vote Brings Super Union and New Chapter for RN Power Closer to Achievement
2. National Alliance for Hispanic Health Applauds Confirmation of Dr. Regina Benjamin as the 18th Surgeon General of the United States
3. Project Runway Designer Comes Full Circle to Educate About Living with HIV and Combat Stigma Associated with the Disease at United States Conference on AIDS
4. VetsFirst Established by United Spinal Association: First and Only Organization to Offer Full Membership to All Disabled Veterans, Their Dependents and Survivors
5. United States Navy And Merchant Marine Veterans May Face Risk Of Mesothelioma Or Other Asbestos Diseases
6. Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce Announces 30th Annual Gala Honoring IBT Group at The Biltmore Hotel - November 6
7. Statement by Dr. Daniel Carucci, Vice President for Global Health for the United Nations Foundation on the Launch of the State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization Report
8. Consecos Four Major Offices Wrap Up Record-Breaking United Way Campaign
9. SAMHSA Honors The Soloist, Greys Anatomy, United States Of Tara, and Mental Health Consumer Leaders at The Star-Studded 2009 Voice Awards
10. Americans United for Lifes Statement on Finance Committee Vote
11. United Way Homeless Study Exposes Cost of Living on Streets in Los Angeles
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking ... American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical ... effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as ... City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In ... benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued ... Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited ... To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... client, The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at ... Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  American Respiratory Labs (ARL), a ... now able to perform sophisticated lung assessments in patients, homes, thanks ... Inc. Patients are no longer limited to having ... PRO ® , ARL patients like Jeanne R. of ... the comfort of her own home. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a ... invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today ... The Series-A funding is led by Innova Memphis, ... and other private investors.  Arkis, new financing will ... and the market release of its in-licensed Endexo® ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- In a startling report released today, National Safety Council ... comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. Prescription ... are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, assigned ... Kentucky , New Mexico , ... 28 failing states, three – Michigan , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: