The fallout from a recent spike in rehabilitation charges to government payers continued to make headlines in September. This time, a nursing home company was blamed for insufficient oversight of its contract therapy provider.
Long-term care pharmacy Omnicare will not face False Claims Act penalties for drug packaging practices that apparently ran afoul of safety regulations. The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up the case, meaning that an appeals court ruling in Omnicare's favor will stand.
The government can use a statistical sample of a nursing home company's Medicare claims to help prove overbilling charges, a federal judge recently decided in an unprecedented ruling.
MAINE - The state's nursing homes will get their first Medicaid rate increase in six years after a breathtaking display of mid-summer political brinksmanship. But dark days still loom in a state beset with closures and an over-65 population ratio that's second only to Florida's.
A federal court in New York has tossed a whistleblower lawsuit charging that large long-term care pharmacies violated the False Claims Act by failing to dispense requested generic drugs.
Supreme Court to decide whether Omnicare made illegal false statements to investors about nursing home kickbacksMarch 06, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case alleging that the nation's largest long-term care pharmacy, Omnicare, broke the law by keeping potential investors in the dark about kickbacks to nursing homes, the high court announced Monday.
Michael Barr, who co-founded the company now known as Kindred Healthcare, has agreed to pay $1 million in a settlement over Medicare fraud charges, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.
A Florida-based hospice provider has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging false Medicare claims, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
An optometrist in Kentucky defrauded Medicare and Medicaid by filing claims for nursing home care that was unnecessary or not provided, alleges a False Claims Act lawsuit recently brought by the federal government.
Long-term care providers who self-disclose potential Medicare and Medicaid fraud will likely benefit from lower repayment amounts, according to updated guidance released Wednesday. It is the first time HHS has explicitly acknowledged systematically imposing lower penalties for self-reported fraud.