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.

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In Focus

Feb. 21

Handmade holiday

Rochester, NY

Residents of St. John's recently were surprised with handmade Valentine's Day cards and gifts from local elementary school students.