False Claims Act (FCA)

Carries civil liability to anyone who submits false claims for payment to the U.S. government. Comes into play for long-term care in particular if a provider attempts to collecting funding, such as Medicare or Medicaid reimbursements, for services not rendered. A person or entity found in violation of this act is required to repay the government three times the amount of damages plus a civil penalty of no more than $10,000 per fraudulent claim, but no less that $5,000.

In Focus

June 20

107 years young

Chambersburg, PA 

Irene Rebok, a resident of Magnolias of Chambersburg, will celebrate her 107th birthday with a visit from a state representative and a "card shower."