A former employee's allegations of fraud against a Florida-based hospice chain lack the specificity to prove the company was in violation of the False Claims Act, a federal court ruled Thursday.
Few physicians believe Accountable Care Organizations will live up to their expectations of increasing quality and cutting costs, a survey published Wednesday shows.
The growing number of Medicare claims submitted for ventilators is likely being driven by three suppliers, the Department of Health and Humans Services' Office of Inspector General said in a data brief released Thursday.
Malnutrition related to chronic diseases costs $15.5B yearly, hits elderly the hardest ... ACA sparked Medicare Advantage "resurgence," officials say ... CDC releases cybersecurity guide for healthcare organizations
A high-profile court case involving one of the nation's largest skilled nursing providers and the controversial topic of statistical sampling will end in a settlement, according to a brief filed Thursday.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Florida health officials alleging that they unnecessarily housed hundreds of disabled children in nursing homes across the state.
Older adults suffered an estimated 29 million falls in 2014 alone, making it the top cause of injury and death for the age group, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
State Supreme Court shuts down nursing home's arbitration request ... Attorney general urges NY governor to veto nursing home prescription bill ... States, U.S. Chamber of Commerce file lawsuits challenging overtime rule
The fourth annual McKnight's Fall Online Expo takes place today, with educational sessions kicking off at 11 a.m. ET.
The U.S. Department of Labor is suing a Connecticut nursing home and its chief financial officer, alleging that they funneled $4 million from the facility's retirement plan to themselves and a religious organization.
A Tennessee nursing home owner allegedly billed Medicaid more than $2 million in non-allowable expenses, including hundreds of thousands of dollars on personal shopping trips and entertainment.
ACLU sends warnings to Nebraska nursing homes that refused to treat man with HIV ... Three CNAs fired for filming "inappropriate" dance video in resident's room ... Former SNF aide faces possible 20-year prison sentence for hitting resident
Providers will get a chance to learn from top long-term care experts and earn up to three free continuing education credits tomorrow at McKnight's Fall Online Expo — all without leaving their home or office.
The nation's largest post-acute care provider has paid more than $3 million in penalties after failing to comply with a federal corporate integrity agreement, authorities announced Tuesday.
The Department of Health and Human Services won't be able to push off litigation over its overwhelming backlog of Medicare appeals, a federal court ruled on Monday.
Palliative care consultations cut hospitalizations in SNF residents ... Former hospice exec sentenced to 15 months for fraud ... Readmission risks higher for total joint arthroplasty patients sent to SNFs
North American Health Care Inc. has agreed to pay $28.5 million to settle allegations that it submitted claims for medically unnecessary rehabilitation services, the Department of Justice announced Monday.
The average length of skilled nursing facility stay dropped 1.3 days for patients who underwent orthopedic surgery through the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative, according to a new federal report.
More seniors are affected by mental disorders than previous studies have suggested, according to new research in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
OIG proposes updates to State Medicaid Fraud Control Units ... Reducing readmissions will become harder for providers, experts suggest ... Combo of laughter, exercise said to improve mental health for seniors