A Ct Home Health Service Provider fined $28,000

Reprint:   April 2021.

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CARECO MEDICAL, INC. and its owner and CEO, HELGA PFANNER, have entered into a civil settlement agreement with the federal government in which they will pay $28,246 to resolve allegations that they improperly employed an individual who was excluded from all federal healthcare programs.  CareCo Medical (“CareCo”) is a Waterford-based home healthcare organization that provides skilled nursing services, medical social worker services, and rehabilitative therapies.

The US Federal Office of Inspector General requires all vendors receiving Medicare or Medicaid must screen and perform a Sanctions Check

every month to determine if employees are listed as excluded from receiving income.