Settlement

Provider to pay $5 million to settle allegations of substandard care

Provider to pay $5 million to settle allegations of substandard care

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A Tennessee-based long-term care provider has agreed to pay $5 million to resolve claims that one of its facilities billed Medicare and Medicaid for "worthless services," authorities announced on Thursday.

Provider offers $375,000 settlement to family of resident given fatal overdose of oxycodone

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An Ohio nursing home where a resident died after being given 20 times her prescribed dose of oxycodone has offered her family a $375,000 settlement, according to local reports.

PharMerica, Kindred settle in Amgen kickback lawsuit

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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.

Therapy buck stops at SNF

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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.

$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.

Latest therapy-billing showdown could be ominous sign for long-term care providers

Latest therapy-billing showdown could be ominous sign for long-term care providers

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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.

Law firm pursues Risperdal link to gynecomastia

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.

Largest US hospital chain to pay $98 million in observation stay case

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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 settlement

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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.

Mother-daughter nursing home execs agree to lifetime Medicaid ban in case of $3 million fraud

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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.

A tough retirement nest egg, the whistle-blowing way

A tough retirement nest egg, the whistle-blowing way

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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 settles $2.2 million lawsuit

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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.

Omnicare settles federal whistleblower suit

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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 charities

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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.

Amgen pays $25 million to settle whistleblower case over kickbacks to long-term care pharmacies

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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, HHS reach settlement over treatment of deaf residents

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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).

Judge grants final approval of Jimmo settlement

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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.

Risperdal settlement to cost J&J $181 million

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.

J&J to pay $181 million for Risperdal settlement

J&J to pay $181 million for Risperdal settlement

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Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, will pay $181 million to settle charges that it marketed antipsychotic medications for medically unapproved purposes.

David fights on after long-term care Goliath decides to bow out

David fights on after long-term care Goliath decides to bow out

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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 to settle whistle-blower suit

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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.

GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion to settle criminal charges

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 agrees to $125 million settlement with Ventas

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.

Skilled Healthcare's $677 million verdict to be officially dropped to $50 million with settlement

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.

Nursing home providers agree to $14 million settlement in kickback case

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.