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Four facilities owned by California's largest nursing home operator have agreed to pay $6.9 million to settle kickback-for-referral allegations, authorities announced Thursday.
Improper fee-for-service payment rates in the Medicare program dropped from 11% in 2016 to 9.5% in 2017 — the lowest rate since 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported.
Seniors with serious mental illness don't often seek out skilled nursing care at the end of their lives, recently released survey results show.