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Scandal-Ridden Brius to Pay up to $6.9 Million for Illegal Kickback Scheme

On November 16, 2017, The U.S. Department of Justice announced that four Brius-owned nursing homes in the San Diego area will pay up to $6.9 million dollars to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit involving illegal kickbacks for patient referrals and false claims to government health care programs. Brius is a nursing home chain owned by Shlomo Rechnitz.

Nursing home employees used corporate credit cards to pay for gift cards, massages, tickets to sporting events, and a cruise on the Inspiration Hornblower that were given to discharge planners at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego to induce patient referrals to the four nursing homes: Point Loma Convalescent Hospital, Brighton Place-San Diego, Brighton Place-Spring Valley, and Amaya Springs Health Care Center.  The four nursing homes have also entered into Corporate Integrity Agreements with the Department of Health and Human Services.