Feds investigate Emeritus Senior Living for Medicaid billing practices

LEWISTON, ID - Emeritus Senior Living, an assisted living company that has a facility in Lewiston, is under a federal investigation for Medicaid billing practices.

We want to let you know the company, not the facility in Lewiston is the focus of this investigation.

Karen Lucas is the vice-president for product development and communications at Emeritus. She said they're fully cooperating with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Health and Human Services Department. Lucas said this sort of review surrounding billing methods is common in this day and age. She said healthcare providers receive similar inquiries from a variety of government agencies that examine reimbursement issues.

The conclusion of the review could result in the company's ability to accept Medicaid. Emeritus at Juniper Meadows opened in 1998 and has 82-apartments.