Epstein Becker Green Successfully Represents a Home Health Care Agency in the Termination of a Medicaid Payment Suspension

May 21, 2014

On May 21, 2014, Epstein Becker Green, on behalf of a home health care agency client, successfully negotiated a settlement agreement with the D.C. Department of Health Care Finance (“DHCF”), ending the suspension of Medicaid payments due to the client.

The client participates in the District of Columbia’s Medicaid program and provides personal care aide services to residents of the District. In March 2014, the DHCF issued a Notice of Temporary Suspension under 42 C.F.R. 455.23, indicating that, based on credible allegations of fraud, the agency would immediately suspend payments due to the client for providing personal care aide services.

The client, with the assistance of Epstein Becker Green, settled the matter within two months of the Notice of Suspension.

The Epstein Becker Green team was led by Clifford E. Barnes and included Jonah D. Retzinger.