Corporate Integrity Agreement Health Quest

From April 1, 2011 to August 2014, Health Quest submitted home health care claims that lacked sufficient medical documentation to support the claim, including documentation of a personal meeting with a physician. The Danbury-based WCHN announced a year ago the framework for an agreement with its non-profit Health Quest. Dr. John Murphy is CEO of Nuvance and has led the previous WCHN organization since its inception in 2010 from the merger of Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital in 2013. Health Quest Systems, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries (Health Quest) and Putnam Health Center (PHC) have agreed to pay more than US$14.7 million to resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act by filing excessive and otherwise ineligible payment entitlements, the Department of Justice announced today. Health Quest, based in New York City, is a family of integrated hospitals and healthcare providers that offer surgical, medical and domestic health services. PHC is a subsidiary hospital of Quest Health, based in Carmel Hamlet, New York. The expertise in strategic management as a compliance consulting firm in the healthcare sector makes us perfectly qualified to be a compliance expert for the Board of Directors.

Our health consultants have served as independent experts in compliance with the boards of directors of health organizations under the CIA. We support boards of directors in their duty to monitor compliance programs and in fulfilling CIA obligations. “This resolution is proof of our deep commitment to protecting the integrity of publicly funded health programs,” said Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler for the Civil Department of the Ministry of Justice. “We are committed to holding health care providers to account who knowingly use taxpayers` money to which they are not entitled.” WCHN recorded a reduction in its revenue and expense deficit for the fiscal 2017 ended September of this year, which decreased 22% to $47.6 million. The hospital system nevertheless reported a $139 million increase in its own net assets due to changes to a pension commitment item over the previous year, which moved it to have net assets of $883 million on the eve of the completion of the Health Quest merger agreement. . . .

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.