Agape Health Management, Inc., which operates under the name Agape Adult Day Healthcare Center, located in Alexandria, has agreed to pay $385,917 to settle federal and state civil fraud allegations that claimed Agape submitted false claims for reimbursement to the Virginia Medicaid Program.
Agape operates a facility located in Alexandria that provides adult day health care primarily for Virginia Medicaid recipients. The services provided include community-based health, therapeutic, and social services designed to meet the specialized needs of elderly and disabled recipients.Â Agape also provides transportation services to and from their facility. The allegations include claims that Agape knowingly submitted false or fraudulent claims for transportation services purportedly provided to Virginia Medicaid recipients that were not present or transported to the Agape facility on the claimed dates of service.
The resolution obtained in this matter was the result of a coordinated effort between the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Virginia Attorney Generalâ€™s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, and the FBI’s Washington Field Office.
The matter was investigated by Assistant U.S. Attorney Monika Moore, Assistant Attorney General Erica Bailey, and Assistant Attorney General Megan Winfield of the Virginia Attorney Generalâ€™s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.Â The civil claims settled by this Federal False Claims Act and Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act agreement are allegations only; there has been no determination of civil liability.
A copy of the settlement agreement along with this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorneyâ€™s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.