PharMerica Corp. and Kindred Healthcare have agreed in principle to out-of-court settlements in a whistleblower suit that implicated the companies in alleged massive kickback schemes involving a popular anemia treatment medicine.
A legal settlement involving two long-term care companies accused of not sufficiently controlling their contracted therapy provider's billing practices has created anxieties among skilled nursing operators.
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.
Don't let anyone tell you that long-term care operators don't know how to read between the lines. They might not have known to fear a McKnight's Monday news item before it broke, but it definitely has their attention — and apprehension — now.
Following research that indicates a possible link between gynecomastia and use of Risperdal, a law firm says it is continuing to offer legal consultations to those who developed the condition.
The nation's largest hospital organization has agreed to a $98 million settlement to resolve charges that it overbilled by admitting individuals as inpatients rather than keeping them under observation, the Department of Justice announced Monday.
Broker admits using nursing home residents as pawns in annuities scheme, agrees to $850,000 settlementAugust 04, 2014
The mastermind of a financial fraud that victimized nursing home residents has admitted wrongdoing and will pay $850,000 in a settlement, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday.
Former Florida nursing home executives agreed to be "permanently excluded" from federally funded health programs in settling charges of a $2.75 million Medicaid fraud, according to a plea agreement signed June 5.
Two big reactions hit me when news of Johnson & Johnson's $2.2 billion Risperdal settlement with the government landed this week. First, J&J probably made a lot more than it's paying out and, second, some individual probably is going to cash a nice paycheck for bringing it all to light.
Emeritus Senior Living has agreed to settle a $2.2 million lawsuit in which workers claimed they were routinely underpaid at the assisted living company's California facilities, according to a ProPublica report.
An Illinois federal judge approved the dismissal of a whistleblower lawsuit against Omnicare, following a settlement agreement on July 9, according to local media reports.
Settlement in National Health Investors case will liquidate nonprofit operators, pump $40 million to Tennessee charitiesApril 29, 2013
A real estate investment trust that allegedly engaged in questionable sales transactions with nonprofit operators recently settled with the state of Tennessee, which will lead to a $40 million payday for charities in the state.
Biotechnology company Amgen will pay $24.9 million in a settlement over whistleblower allegations that the company paid kickbacks to long-term care pharmacies to increase the use of an anemia drug in nursing homes.
Genesis HealthCare will enhance care for deaf individuals, including providing interpreters, as part of a recent settlement agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
Marking another step toward guaranteeing Medicare coverage for nursing home residents needing skilled services, a federal judge on Thursday approved the October 2012 settlement agreement in Jimmo v. Sebelius.
The payouts will go to 36 states, plus the District of Columbia, which brought consumer fraud charges against Janssen for allegedly deceptively marketing the drug Risperdal to providers treating patients with Alzheimer's and dementia, Reuters reported.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, will pay $181 million to settle charges that it marketed antipsychotic medications for medically unapproved purposes.
The headlines were big. Really big. And they involved a long-term care corporate giant settling yet another lawsuit. But they didn't tell the story I really wanted to know about. And that you probably want to know about, too.
Omnicare agreed to settle over claims it provided a kickback when it bought Total Pharmacy services LLC in 2004. Terms of the deal were not released.
In what is the biggest healthcare fraud settlement in U.S. history, drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion and plead guilty to illegally promoting prescription drugs
HCP Inc. will pay $125 million to settle a lawsuit filed by fellow real estate investment trust Ventas, on top of HCP's recent $102.8 million payment to Ventas for compensatory damages.
A settlement in the year's most eye-popping nursing home-related lawsuit is expected to be finalized Tuesday in California's Humboldt County Superior Court. That's where Skilled Healthcare Group hopes to receive final approval for a $50 million settlement in a class action lawsuit that threatened to hurtle the provider into bankruptcy proceedings. A jury made national headlines earlier this year when it slammed the chain with a $677 verdict for its role in the case, which alleged short-staffing at 22 California facilities.
Mariner Health Care Inc. and SavaSenior Care have agreed to pay $14 million to the U.S. in the latest development in the Omnicare pharmacy kickback scandal, according to new reports.