Saber Healthcare Corporate Integrity Agreement
„The government depends on five examples of patients who bear witness at most to the government`s subjective clinical disagreement – and even in this case, to a disagreement that completely ignores the high level at which [qualified care facilities] are maintained in the provision of therapeutic services,“ the company said. In 2016, officials at four Brius homes acknowledged in federal court that employees were using corporate credit cards to buy massages, tickets to sporting events and excursions to the 222-foot Hornblower-inspired megayacht for hospital planners who provided funds to patients. Officials who had sued the government said at the time that Brius` management was not aware of Medicare`s revenue maximization program.  „Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First“ (June 24, 2019), www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-improving-price-quality-transparency-american-healthcare-put-patients-first/ (see Section 4 calls for the development of a health quality roadmap to coordinate and improve the communication of data and quality measures“ and „a strategy for the development, adoption and publication of common quality measures“; harmonization of hospital and outpatient measures; and elimination of low-value or counterproductive measures“). „Our office is committed to investigating and stopping health fraud,“ said U.S. Attorney General G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District of Virginia. „Medicare`s count for a level of care needed above all benefits our seniors and undermines confidence in the health care system.“  U.S. Department of Justice, „Nursing home Chain Saber Healthcare agrees to pay 10 million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations“ (News Release, April 14, 2020), www.justice.gov/opa/pr/nursing-home-chain-saber-healthcare-agrees-pay-10-million-settle-false-claims-act-allegations. The companies have reimbursed the government for a total of more than $260 million, and almost all are in active agreement on the integrity of the business with the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the same department that distributed payments under Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and the Economic Security Act or cares.