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HCR ManorCare 'vigorously' refutes multiple whistleblower allegations

HCR ManorCare 'vigorously' refutes multiple whistleblower allegations

HCR ManorCare said Tuesday it will "vigorously defend" itself in three separate "whistleblower" lawsuits that allege it submitted false claims to Medicare and Tricare.

Omnicare said to be exploring sale

Omnicare said to be exploring sale

The nation's largest pharmacy services provider for nursing homes is believed to be looking for a buyer.

Average SNF patient paid $3,400 when ineligible for Medicare, AARP report finds

Average SNF patient paid $3,400 when ineligible for Medicare, AARP report finds

New AARP research reveals that the use of hospital "observation" status is having a substantial impact on out-of-pocket healthcare costs and follow-up care decisions for many Medicare beneficiaries.

Peppers cooked in hooch lead to facility fire, evacuation

There's a lot that's unclear in an attempt to cook peppers in Everclear in an assisted living residence last week.

Self-reporting False Claims Act violation averts litigation

Long-term care providers would do well to know the lesson from one Pennsylvania continuing care facility, which averted costly litigation when it discovered and later reported irregularities of more than $1 million in Medicare claims.