Genesis Healthcare reaches settlement with DOJ for $53.6M
Genesis HealthCare has finalized its previously reported agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and related government agencies to resolve a legacy Sun Healthcare therapy matter in Georgia, a Skilled Healthcare therapy matter related to certain facilities in the Midwestern United States and a Skilled Healthcare hospice matter related to the Las Vegas Creekside Hospice False Claims Act litigation pending in federal court. A Skilled Healthcare legacy investigation related to staffing in certain California facilities arising from a state court action in 2010 was also resolved. Genesis executed the settlement on June 9 and will pay $53.6M, including interest. Genesis denies the allegations in these legacy matters that arose prior to the acquisition of Sun Healthcare in 2012 and the combination with Skilled Healthcare in 2015. Genesis operates in a heavily regulated industry and is pleased to resolve these legacy matters acquired in the Sun Healthcare and Skilled Healthcare transactions.