State and federal officials announced today a $550,000 settlement in a fraudulent medical billing case against Green Valley Pavilion of Smyrna.
Members of the Delaware Attorney General’s Office medicaid fraud control unit and the U.S. Attorney’s Office determined that some of Green Valley’s employees were altering patient charts in order to get more money from the Delaware Medicaid Program.
Because the investigation showed that none of the nurses personally profited from the scheme, state and federal prosecutors pursued Green Valley for restitution due to Medicaid. After months of negotiations, Green Valley agreed to pay more than a half million dollars.
“Caregivers have been sharply reminded of their responsibilities to their patients, and nursing home owners are on notice that they will be held responsible for the acts of their employees,” said Deputy Attorney General Dan MIller, the lead prosecutor in the case. “We have already seen a drop in the amount of questionable reimbursement requests submitted to the Medicaid program.”