Elderwood Settles To Pay Nearly $1M In Medicare, Medicaid Fraud Civil Lawsuit.

August 2, 2022

The Buffalo (NY) News (8/2, Tsujimoto) reports, “Elderwood, a Buffalo based chain of senior care companies, has agreed to pay $950,000 to settle a civil suit that accuses the chain of filing fraudulent claims for Medicare and Medicaid payments over a six-year period, U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Tuesday.” According to the Department of Justice, “Elderwood submitted false claims for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services between Aug. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2018, that were ‘medically unnecessary.’” In doing so, “Elderwood received larger payments than they were entitled from Medicaid.” Elderwood, “is one of the highest-rated nursing home chains in New York,” and “recognized as among the best in the state by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.” Nevertheless, “under the settlement, Elderwood must pay $837,657 to the federal government” and “$112,343 to New York State.”

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