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Resident, son dead in apparent murder-suicide at nursing home

A 61-year-old resident of a Texas skilled nursing facility and her son died of gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide Thursday morning.

300 million seniors excluded from long-term care

More than half of the world's population of adults over the age of 65, around 300 million people, aren't able to receive the critical long-term care they need, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization.

Former admin sentenced for stealing $300,000 from resident

The former administrator of a Georgia nursing home was sentenced this week for stealing more than $300,000 in disability payments from a resident.

Judge denies motion to dismiss HCR ManorCare false claims suit

A government complaint alleging HCR ManorCare overbilled Medicare for rehabilitation services is a viable cause of action under the False Claims Act, a judge has ruled.

HHS calls for therapy overbilling crackdown

HHS calls for therapy overbilling crackdown

The Medicare payment system for skilled nursing facilities needs to be re-evaluated to weed out exploitative providers, a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General says.