Vanguard Healthcare to Pay over $18M to Settle Federal and State Lawsuit


Furthermore, the facilities allegedly failed to provide proper wound care, did not take prophylactic measures to prevent pressure ulcers. The facilities allegedly used unnecessary physical restraint on residents and failed to provide basic nutrition and hygiene to patients.

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Moreover, Vanguard Healthcare and its co-defendants were responsible for the facilities’ submission and forgery of hundreds of pre-admission forms to Tennessee’s Medical Program called TennCare.

DOJ will continue to pursue dishonest nursing home operators

In a statement, Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Division said they “will not tolerate nursing home operators that put their own economic gain ahead of the needs of their residents.”

Hunt also stated that the DOJ will continue to aggressively pursue nursing home operators who bill Medicare and Medicaid for substandard services.

“Seniors rely on the Medicare and Medicaid programs to provide them with quality care and to ensure that they are treated with dignity and respect,” said Hunt.