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$1.3 million settlement marks second recent deal over SNF supervision of therapy providers

$1.3 million settlement marks second recent deal over SNF supervision of therapy providers

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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.

Kindred named in class-action lawsuit

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Kindred Healthcare plans to "vigorously" fight a lawsuit filed by some California employees alleging failure to pay minimum wage and overtime, and restricting break times, among other charges.

Also in the news for July 15, 2014 . . .

Accomplice in nursing home photo scandal yet to be identified ... Cheap diabetes drug could keep Alzheimer's at bay? ... Kindred narrows Gentiva bid, raises offer price ... AIR Act would cut DMEPOS audits

Also in the news for July 1, 2014 . . .

Former assisted living worker used the facility as his "sexual hunting ground," judge states ... Kindred blasts Gentiva's latest move to scuttle hostile takeover ... FDA approves inhaled insulin diabetes treatment

Also in the news for May 28, 2014 . . .

MRSA drug gains approval through govt's rapid process ... Kindred blasts Gentiva over 'poison pill' ... Improved vision increases seniors' fall risk? ... Observation stays for falls increase in WA

Kindred launches hostile takeover bid for home health company Gentiva, deal valued at $1.6 billion

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Kindred Healthcare has launched a hostile takeover to acquire home health company Gentiva, announcing a $533 million bid Thursday. The total deal would be valued at $1.6 billion, including assumed debt.

Blanchette begins at Kindred

Blanchette begins at Kindred

C. Scott Blanchette began as Kindred Healthcare's chief information officer this week.

Kindred repositions services to guarantee future growth

Kindred repositions services to guarantee future growth

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Kindred Healthcare, one of the nation's largest long-term care operators, has completed the first phase of a repositioning plan and is entering a period of growth, company leaders recently announced.

McKnight's Roundtable: Changes ahead

McKnight's Roundtable: Changes ahead

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Top long-term care officers tackled some of the field's main challenges, exchanged perspectives on new opportunities and shared ideas on what the future might hold.

Brookdale Senior Living sues PharMerica over drug prices

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Brookdale Senior Living has sued PharMerica, charging that the long-term care pharmacy improperly changed its drug pricing for Brookdale facilities.

Ruling paves the way for 'micro-unions'

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Long-term care groups have expressed concern over a recent court ruling that could lead to the formation of "micro-unions" in nursing and assisted living facilities.

Kindred teams with Omnicare, splits with skilled nursing pharmacy PharMerica

Kindred teams with Omnicare, splits with skilled nursing pharmacy PharMerica

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Major long-term care provider Kindred Healthcare will split with its current pharmacy partner, PharMerica, and team with the sector's largest pharmacy, Omnicare, at the end of 2013, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Kindred posts 4Q loss, shedding dozens of facilities

Kindred posts 4Q loss, shedding dozens of facilities

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As it recovers from a bruising fourth quarter, Kindred Healthcare said it would not renew seven Ventas lease bundles containing 64 facilities in 2013.

Outlook brightens: Nursing home companies get improved credit ratings

Six nursing home companies have been removed from Standard & Poor's Rating Service downgrade watch.

S&P downgrades nursing home ratings; SNFs lose jobs

S&P downgrades nursing home ratings; SNFs lose jobs

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has put all six of its rated for-profit nursing home operators on Credit Watch with a negative outlook.

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