Nursing Personnel Home Care, a New York City home health agency, has agreed to pay $24 million in response to allegations that they submitted false claims to the New York Medicaid and Medicare programs, according to the United States Department of Justice. The claims state that Nursing Personnel Home Care knowingly supplied aides with phony training certificates to Extended Home Care and Excellent Home Care, which then billed New York Medicaid for the aides’ services.

 

The government also alleged that Extended Home Care and Excellent Home Care knowingly billed for aides with phony 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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