Department Of Justice
The Justice Department has filed a False Claims Act complaint against Omnicare Inc., alleging the pharmaceutical giant received millions in kickbacks from Abbott Laboratories over a 10-year period.
A Maryland nursing home company has agreed to a $1.3 million settlement over charges that it did not prevent overbilling by its contracted therapy provider, federal authorities announced Monday. This is the second such settlement this month involving therapy company RehabCare Group East Inc.
Don't let anyone tell you that long-term care operators don't know how to read between the lines. They might not have known to fear a McKnight's Monday news item before it broke, but it definitely has their attention — and apprehension — now.
Hospitals have been cast in a harsh light by long-term care advocates recently for allegedly over-using "observation stay" status. The practice can ultimately deny some patients subsequent Medicare coverage for nursing home admission.
The nation's largest hospital organization has agreed to a $98 million settlement to resolve charges that it overbilled by admitting individuals as inpatients rather than keeping them under observation, the Department of Justice announced Monday.
At this point, you're well aware that the Affordable Care Act is putting pressure on post-acute providers to partner with hospitals and physician groups. A recent whistleblower case in California highlights just how important this systemic transformation is — but another legal battle making headlines underscores how difficult it might be to "right size" the U.S. healthcare system.
The Department of Justice and Abbott Laboratories agreed to a $5.48 million settlement on Dec. 27 related to allegations that physicians received kickbacks for pushing stents.
Pharmaceuticals giant Johnson & Johnson and some subsidiaries will pay more than $2.2 billion to settle claims that they inappropriately promoted antipsychotic drugs for use in nursing homes, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday. The agreement is one the largest ever of its kind, and will also settle charges that the companies paid kickbacks to the nation's largest long-term care pharmacy, Omnicare.
As we've been predicting here for some time, allegations of mismanaged therapy care are starting to land nursing homes in some seriously hot water.
A government lawsuit and a memorandum from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General raise questions about the two most expensive types of hospice care.
The Ensign Group announced a settlement with the Department of Justice on Monday in which it will pay $48 million. The case has been pending since 2006, when the company was accused of overbilling.
The Department of Justice has joined a whistleblower fraud lawsuit against a former nursing home operator in Mississippi. The lawsuit was originally filed by Academy Health Center, which says the operator of the Lumberton facility charged Medicare and Medicaid for services that were not provided.
Former exec alleges Florida hospice filed claims for patients not terminally ill; government joins lawsuitSeptember 10, 2012
The federal government has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against a Florida hospice over what it says were fraudulent Medicare payments, the Department of Justice announced.
Beneficiaries from nursing homes were a target of a group filing false claims in what authorities call the largest Community Mental Health Center services fraud case.
In the latest fallout from a massive Medicare fraud kickback scheme in Florida, an assisted living manager has admitted he referred residents in exchange for money.
Department of Justice files suit against Johnson & Johnson in connection with kickback scheme with OmnicareJanuary 19, 2010
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for its alleged role in a kickback scheme with Omnicare, the nation's largest long-term care pharmacy chain.