LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The executive director of Lexington home health agency has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle allegations she paid doctors to refer patients to her agency then submitted Medicare claims for services provided to those patients.
WLEX-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1CyHRQe ) the Stark Law prohibits submitting claims that are the result of referrals from doctors an agency is compensating.
The settlement is between the U.S. government and Vicki House, of Scott County, who was the secretary and an executive director of Nurses’ Registry and Home Health Corporation. Litigation against Nurses’ Registry and the estate of its former owner and Chief Executive Officer, Lennie House, is ongoing.
Those defendants are scheduled for trial in August.
Information from: WLEX-TV, https://www.wlextv.com
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