San Diego

$6.9M to settle kickback, fraud claims

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Four San Diego facilities owned by California's largest nursing home operator will pay $6.9 million to resolve civil allegations that their employees paid kickbacks for patient referrals and submitted fraudulent bills to government healthcare programs, authorities announced in November.

Mount Miguel Covenant Village breaks ground on center

Mount Miguel Covenant Village, a continuing care retirement community operated by Covenant Retirement Communities, broke ground on a $15 million construction project last week.

What's needed in emergency preparedness

What's needed in emergency preparedness

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Emergency preparedness is an evolving issue for long-term care providers. While a recent study by the Office of the Inspector General found that most nursing homes nationwide met federal requirements for disaster plans and training, they also saw that gaps in implementing these plans still exist.