Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and U.S. Attorney Benton J. Campbell today announced a settlement with three home health agencies resolving qui tam lawsuits that alleged violations of the federal and New York State False claims acts.
The settlement arises from the agencies’ use of hundreds of home health aides who had received little or no required training. The aides were sent to the homes of New York’s elderly, frail and indigent to provide sensitive medical care. As a result, these aides caused Medicaid to be billed for millions of dollars for services they were not qualified to provide.
B&H Health Care Services, Inc., known as Nursing Personnel Home Care (“Nursing Personnel”), Excellent Home Care Services, LLC (“Excellent”) of Brooklyn, and Extended Nursing Personnel CHHA, LLC (“Extended”) of Manhattan will return $23,963,100 to Medicaid. New York State’s share is $14,377,860.