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Judge issues ruling in $1 billion nursing home case, says IL governor's firm not responsible

Judge issues ruling in $1 billion nursing home case, says IL governor's firm not responsible

A federal bankruptcy judge tentatively ruled that two New York businessmen, and not a private equity firm formerly led by the incoming Illinois governor, are responsible for $1 billion in nursing home wrongful death liabilities.

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Rehab providers blast site-neutral payments, call for rejection

Rehab providers blast site-neutral payments, call for rejection

Site-neutral payments for skilled nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities should not be considered until the recently passed IMPACT Act has been implemented, a rehab provider association strenuously urged Wednesday in a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

Owner of compounding pharmacy indicted for 25 acts of second-degree murder over meningitis cases

Fourteen people have been arrested and two of them have been charged with second-degree murder related to a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, authorities announced Wednesday.

Prosecutor drops terrorism charges against nursing home worker who allegedly threatened beheading

Prosecutors in Oklahoma have dropped terrorism-related charges against a former nursing home worker accused of threatening to behead a colleague, news sources reported Wednesday.

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Guest columns 9 things NOT to expect in a nursing home

9 things NOT to expect in a nursing home

Guest columns Tips on handling the flu with seniors

Tips on handling the flu with seniors

Guest columns Fuzzy math in RAC audits

Fuzzy math in RAC audits

Guest columns Making strides in resident-centered care

Making strides in resident-centered care

The World According to Dr. El Seeing the 'invisible patient' in LTC

Seeing the 'invisible patient' in LTC

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