$24 Million Settlement reached in Whistleblower lawsuit with Three Home Health Agencies

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A settlement has been reached in a whistleblower class action lawsuit brought against three home health agencies.   Nursing Personnel Home Care (Nursing Personnel), Extended Home Care (Extended) and Excellent Home Care (Excellent) are accused of submitting false claims to the New York Medicaid and Medicare programs.

The United States is receiving approximately $9.7 million as a result of the settlement with these three companies, and the state of New York is receiving approximately $14.3 million, for a total recovery of $24 million. The settlement resolves allegations from two different lawsuits filed by whistleblowers. One of the whistleblowers will receive $251,107 from the government’s recovery from Nursing Personnel. The other whistleblower's reward is $1,663,040 from the government’s recovery from Extended and Excellent.

The first of the two lawsuits was filed in 2006.  The United States alleged Nursing Personnel Home Care (Nursing Personnel) knowingly supplied aides with phoney training certificates to Extended Home Care (Extended) and Excellent Home Care (Excellent), which then billed New York Medicaid for the aides’ services; that Extended and Excellent knowingly billed for aides with phoney certificates who were untrained; and that Extended and Excellent knowingly submitted claims to the Medicare program for home health aide services purportedly rendered by aides supplied by Nursing Personnel that were not actually provided.

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If you or someone you know experienced a similar situation or any other wrongdoing within a corporation you should contact mail@whistleblowerinstitute.com or call: 619-452–1218

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