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Therapy upcoding case brings $347 million judgment against Consulate

Therapy upcoding case brings $347 million judgment against Consulate

Skilled nursing chain Consulate Health Care has been hit with a $347 million judgment in a whistleblower case alleging that it routinely submitted false Medicare and Medicaid claims.

Hospice owner sentenced to 6 years in $20 million SNF kickback scheme

The owner of an Illinois hospice company was sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison on Tuesday for his role in a Medicare fraud scheme that paid kickbacks to nursing homes.

Providers: Republicans' ACA replacement bill would 'destroy' Medicaid system

Providers: Republicans' ACA replacement bill would 'destroy' Medicaid system

The Medicaid program would sustain major cuts under legislation presented by Republican lawmakers as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, according to provider groups.

Former nurse raped by supervisor sues SNF, parent company

A former nurse at a Colorado skilled nursing facility has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was raped by a supervisor whose history of sexual harassment was known when he was hired.

Man found alive after being dropped off at intersection 10 miles from nursing home

An Illinois man was found in a ditch Monday, three days after being dropped off at an intersection nearly 10 miles from the nursing home where he was supposed to be admitted.