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Provider to pay $5 million to settle allegations of substandard care

Provider to pay $5 million to settle allegations of substandard care

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A Tennessee-based long-term care provider has agreed to pay $5 million to resolve claims that one of its facilities billed Medicare and Medicaid for "worthless services," authorities announced on Thursday.

DOJ's review of fraud prosecution process may have healthcare implications

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Healthcare fraud policies may undergo changes following a recently announced review of prosecution methods by the Department of Justice, according to some observers.

Extendicare agrees to historic $38 million settlement related to unnecessary therapy, worthless services charges

Extendicare agrees to historic $38 million settlement related to unnecessary therapy, worthless services charges

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Extendicare Health Services Inc. and its subsidiary therapy company have agreed to pay $38 million to settle therapy overbilling and quality of care whistleblower charges, federal and state authorities announced Friday. They said it is the largest such "failure of care" settlement in Department of Justice history.

DOJ the latest to pile on in therapy-billing mess

DOJ the latest to pile on in therapy-billing mess

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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 Daily Update item before it appeared Sept. 8. But it quickly and definitely earned their attention — and apprehension.

Also in the news for September 10, 2014 . . .

DOJ launches elder abuse website with resources for working with victims ... CNA and her daughter stole $60,000 from nursing home resident, authorities charge

Government plan calls for increased surveillance, prosecution to combat elder abuse

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Elder abuse is inflicted upon many of the more than 2 million Americans in long-term care settings, and more oversight is needed, according to a government report published Wednesday.

Pharmacy owner pleads guilty to paying nursing homes for unused meds in $2 million scheme

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A pharmacy owner in Louisiana bribed nursing home workers to return unused medications, then repackaged and resold them, according to allegations in a $2.2 million Medicare fraud case, state and federal authorities recently announced.

Pest control company pleads guilty to misapplying poison and cover-up in nursing homes

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The owner of a pest control company has pleaded guilty to endangering nursing home residents by improperly applying a pesticide and engaging in a cover-up, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.