Healthcare Exclusion Screening: It’s Not Just for Hospitals- What About Nursing Assistants?

On June 8, 2016, KASKA, Inc. d/b/a St. Otto’s Care Center (SOCC), Minnesota, entered into a $65,000 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that SOCC employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care program. OIG’s investigation revealed that the excluded individual, a certified nursing assistant, provided items or services to SOCC patients that were billed to Federal health care programs.

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