Daybreak Venture, LLC, the general partner of 74 skilled nursing and long-term-care facilities throughout Texas, entered into a settlement agreement with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, effective October 24, 2014. The $357,341.96 settlement resolves allegations that seven facilities operated by Daybreak each employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care programs. These facilities then billed Federal health care programs for items or services provided by the excluded individuals.
Five of the seven individuals were identified through a data analysis project initiated by the OIG’s Office of Audit Services. During OIG’s investigation, Daybreak identified two additional employees who were excluded as well. OIG’s Office of Investigations, Office of Audit Services, and Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, represented by Senior Counsel Karen Glassman, collaborated to reach this settlement.