TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 5, 2018
A lawsuit unsealed in federal court claims that a Memphis nursing home gave heavy anti-psychotic drugs to residents to keep them “docile,” The Commercial Appeal reports. The complaint was filed against Raleigh-based Spring Gate Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, alleging Medicaid and Medicare fraud, claims that the company prescribed the drugs “despite the fact that there was never a medically accepted indication justifying such heavy-duty medication.” Now the company must pay a $500,000 settlement and has entered into an agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services to prevent such conduct in the future.