Tennessee

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.

Life Care Centers of America doubles-down on facility-based care, sells home health business for $10 million

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Life Care Centers of America is shedding its related home health business in a $10 million sale to LHC Group Inc., the company announced.

Signature HealthCARE charged with $2 million in unapproved Medicaid billings

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Long-term care provider Signature HealthCARE billed Medicaid about $2 million for unapproved costs, auditors with the Tennessee Comptroller's Office charged Monday.

OIG to states: Give more protection to Medicaid whistleblowers

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Tennessee needs to toughen up its Medicaid false claims law, the federal government says, and that might not be good for providers.

TN providers team up with insurers for bundled payment program for joint replacements

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In anticipation of payment reforms centering on coordinated care, health systems and a major Tennessee insurer are establishing a bundled payment system for joint replacements.