Fraud and Restitution

“Grossly and materially substandard”

The Port City Daily reported another settlement involving SavaSeniorCare. The allegations include that Sava billed Medicaid for medically unnecessary services. Sava also failed to meet standards for nursing and custodial services. For years, Sava allegedly schemed to maximize billing and caused therapist to provide “unreasonable and unnecessary” rehabilitation services.

The Georgia-based company owns and operates skilled nursing facilities in several states including South Carolina. The national for-profit chain, owned and operated by billionaire Rubin Schron, agreed to pay $11.2-million to North Carolina and 22 other states. Sava will give North Carolina $192,045 in restitution and recoveries.

“Health care providers have a responsibility to provide quality care for their patients and be responsible stewards of taxpayer resources,” NC AG Stein said in a press release. “When they fail to do so, I will hold them accountable on behalf of North Carolinians.”
The release states Sava failed to provide care that met safety standards for residents. It also failed to follow appropriate pressure ulcer protocols, appropriate fall protocols and did not administer some medications properly.

I hope they learned their lesson for the sake of their residents.