Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Extendicare Health Services Inc. and Progressive Step Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Extendicare
Penalty: 
$38,000,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
October 10, 2014
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Violation Description: 

Extendicare Health Services Inc. and its subsidiary Progressive Step Corporation agreed to pay $38 million to the United States and eight states to resolve allegations that Extendicare billed Medicare and Medicaid for materially substandard nursing services that were so deficient that they were effectively worthless and billed Medicare for medically unreasonable and unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Canada
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
long-term care facilities
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.