River Point Behavioral Health Under Criminal Fraud Investigation

In February, 2013, River Point Behavioral Health was one of several facilities included in a subpoena served by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”). The subpoena requested various documents from January 2008 to the date of the subpoena. In April, 2013, the OIG served a facility specific subpoena on River Point Behavioral Health requesting various documents from January, 2005 to the date of the subpoena. In July, 2013, another subpoena was issued to River Point Behavioral Health requesting additional records. The Criminal Frauds Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) began investigating River Point Behavioral Health in October 2013, following a referral from the DOJ Civil Division. The DOJ’s coordinated investigation extends to Wekiva Springs Center, River Point Behavioral Health, and National Deaf Academy. In April, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) instituted a Medicare payment suspension at River Point Behavioral Health in accordance with federal regulations which implemented provisions of the Affordable Care Act regarding suspension of payments during certain investigations. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration subsequently issued a Medicaid payment suspension for the facility. In response to a rebuttal submitted by River Point Behavioral Health, CMS has continued the payment suspension. Read more about these matters and other investigations here.