RehabCare

Final bill for rehab dispute: $1.2 million

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A Maine skilled nursing facility has agreed to pay $1.2 million to the federal government to settle allegations it did not prevent RehabCare Group East Inc. from providing unnecessary therapy.

ArchCare to pay $3.5M to settle rehab billing complaint

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A New York nursing home chain agreed Monday to pay $3.5 million to settle government allegations it failed to prevent a rehab subcontractor from overbilling Medicare for therapy.

$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.

Learn about maintaining function beyond therapy at July 30 webinar

Learn about maintaining function beyond therapy at July 30 webinar

Providers should make sure to have a system when a patient is discharged from therapy. Attendees will learn the components of a good maintenance plan, what the caregiver should know and how to motivate and track a patient's progress.

Nursing home therapy providers agree to pay $30 million whistleblower settlement

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Two nursing home therapy providers and a nursing home management company have agreed to pay $30 million to settle claims that they engaged in a kickback scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.

Learn how to use data for therapy services at Nov. 13 webinar

Learn how to use data for therapy services at Nov. 13 webinar

Post-acute providers have to learn how to demonstrate the outcomes of therapy. By understanding and using specific data components, providers can learn how to provide the best rehabilitation services through the continuum of care.

Citing 'thin' evidence of wrongdoing, judge moves $10 million nursing home kickback case closer to trial

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The government has presented "thin" evidence against a nursing home therapy provider in a high-profile whistleblower case, but a jury still might reasonably find the therapy company guilty of paying kickbacks, a federal judge recently ruled.

Reducing rehospitalizations at Aug. 28 webinar

Reducing rehospitalizations at Aug. 28 webinar

Long-term care providers can learn about how to reduce rehospitalizations at an Aug. 28 webinar.

Comments on a public conference call led to whistleblower lawsuit against nursing home therapy provider

Comments on a public conference call led to whistleblower lawsuit against nursing home therapy provider

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Comments made during a therapy provider's public conference call in 2006 aroused the suspicion of a listener, who went on to file a whistleblower lawsuit. This was disclosed in a recent court filing in the case, which pits the whistleblower and the U.S. government against RehabCare, the provider that hosted the 2006 call.

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.

Kindred and RehabCare merger moves forward

The Federal Trade Commission has given antitrust clearance to Kindred Healthcare's plan to purchase RehabCare Group for $1.3 billion in stock, cash payments and debt assumption.

Kindred-RehabCare merger to create nation's biggest post-acute care provider

Kindred-RehabCare merger to create nation's biggest post-acute care provider

Kindred Healthcare announced Tuesday that it had reached an agreement to purchase competitor RehabCare in a deal valued at $1.3 billion, which includes the assumption of $400 million in debt.

RehabCare Group announces merger with Triumph HealthCare

RehabCare Group announces merger with Triumph HealthCare

RehabCare Group, Inc., one of the largest national providers of physical rehabilitation services to long-term care facilities, on Tuesday announced plans to merge with hospital group Triumph HealthCare.