NASHVILLE, Tenn (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced a False Claims Act case against Vanguard Healthcare LLC and others.
to the lawsuit, the defendants submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid
for substandard or even non-existent skilled nursing home services.
Additionally, the lawsuit alleges the defendants forged signatures on
certain nursing forms.
seniors rely on the Medicare and Medicaid programs to help care for them with
dignity and respect,” said principal deputy assistant attorney general Benjamin
C. Mizer, head of the Department of Justice's Civil Division.
“It is critically important that we confront
nursing home operators who put their own economic gain over the needs of their
residents. Operators who bill Medicare
and Medicaid while failing to provide essential services will be held
The other defendants are Boulevard Terrace LLC, Vanguard of Crestview LLC, Glen Oaks LLC, Imperial Gardens Healthcare and Rehabilitation LLC, Vanguard of Memphis LLC, Vanguard of Manchester LLC and Vanguard’s director of operations, Mark Miller.
highlights the department’s crackdown on alleged health care fraud. The matter is being handled by the commercial litigation branch of the Justice Department’s
Civil Division, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Middle District of Tennessee,
the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of
Investigation Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.