Raided nursing home company says it's cooperating in probe

September 16, 2015

A nursing home company whose Indianapolis headquarters was raided by federal agents Tuesday says it's cooperating with a government investigation.

American Senior Communities issued a written statement Wednesday saying it's been contacted by the federal government "in connection with an investigation into certain individuals or practices."

ASC has long-term health care centers throughout Indiana, including more than 30 in central Indiana. It is the largest member of the Indiana Health Care Association.

"ASC is fully cooperating with the government and is conducting its own review to ascertain the relevant facts," the statement said. "ASC is in compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations and will continue to conduct its business in accordance with the highest standards of integrity."

Several FBI and IRS agents spent several hours Tuesday searching ASC headquarters and the Carmel home of company CEO James Burkhart.

“Thorough oversight of health care costs in this nation is in every citizen’s interests, and ASC will be an active partner with the government in this investigation,” Burkhart said in a written statement issued through his attorney, Larry Mackey. “ASC cares for thousands of residents in scores of facilities across Indiana and has built a decade-long record and reputation for excellence in caring for those most in need. We will keep our focus on our residents while we cooperate fully in this cost review.”

FBI spokeswoman Wendy Osborne said she could not disclose the nature of the investigation. No arrests or charges have been announced.


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